American Library Association Would like to Thank Its 2005-2006 Library Champions

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The American Library Association (ALA) is the voice of America's libraries, and our voice has been strengthened by the investments of ALA's core group of corporate supporters, the Library Champions. Over the years, corporate leaders have increasingly recognized the dynamic role libraries play in businesses, schools, colleges, communities virtual and real--everywhere people come together with a shared purpose and an interest in understanding the world around them. Today, the focus of the Association is to continue to build key partnerships between America's libraries and the corporate community that share a forward-looking vision of innovative service consistent with the values of the American Library Association.

Because of our pride of partnership, ALA is introducing a new Library Champions logo designed to proudly express and embody the essence of ALA's corporate supporters. The new Library Champions' logo builds upon our previous logo, slightly retaining the champion figure in addition to adding the phrase 'Investing in America's Libraries.' "We want our members to know who our Library Champions are and what they represent," says Joan Claffey, Director of the Office of Development at ALA. The new visual identity of the Library Champions represents ALA's renewed commitment and focus on our corporate partners as catalysts for advocating the value of libraries to the communities they serve. This new logo will be fully featured throughout ALA's conferences and exhibiting Champions booths. We encourage our ALA members and the library community to please thank them for their support.

David A. Pointon, Industry & Government Business Manager

3M LIBRARY SYSTEMS

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For over 35 years 3M has been partnering with libraries to help them successfully meet the changing needs of their customers and to create a more 'human' library for them. In addition to providing innovative security, productivity and information management solutions that free librarians to be librarians by allowing them to spend more time helping customers, we strive to give back to libraries some of the support they've given us these many years.

As a Library Champion, and as a founding partner of the "@ your library[R]" campaign, 3M is also committed to helping increase public awareness of the vitality and value of today's libraries globally, and to keeping them up to date on the latest tools for creating their own marketing, public relations and advocacy programs.

FOUNDED: 1902

CONTACT: Shelly Niebur 651.733.8141

www.3M.com/us/library

George Coe, President, Baker & Taylor Institutional

BAKER & TAYLOR

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Baker & Taylor's products and services are designed with you, our customer, in mind. We have over 178 years of experience serving libraries around the world. Since 1828, we have brought libraries the widest range of product offerings in the industry, as well as value-added and customized services to meet your needs, and ultimately, the needs of your patrons. Today, we are committed to developing new programs and services that are in-step with today's technology and the changing needs of you and your patrons. By providing superior service and support, we are helping to ensure that your library remains a champion in your community.

FOUNDED: 1828

CONTACT: Information Services 800.775.1800 or btinfo@btol.com

www.btol.com

Bob Sibert, President

BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS

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For over 85 years our company has put children's books in our unique binding so they are durable enough to withstand the heavy circulation they get in schools and public libraries. Our company's mission to help librarians put quality books in their libraries has not wavered since my grandfather founded the company.

Bound to Stay Bound has tried to support ALA, librarians and libraries in other ways through the years. …