Magazine article American Libraries

Library Champions: American Library Association Would like to Thank Its 2003-2004 Library Champions

Magazine article American Libraries

Library Champions: American Library Association Would like to Thank Its 2003-2004 Library Champions

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Don Leslie, Industry & Government Business Manager

3M LIBRARY SYSTEMS

For over 30 years, 3M has been partnering with libraries to help them successfully meet the changing needs of their customers. In addition to providing innovative security, RFID, self-service and PC management solutions, we strive to give back to libraries some of the support they've given us these many years. We do this through our Salute to Schools, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant, LAMA Institute and Association sponsorships to name a few.

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.

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FOUNDED 1902

CONTACT Joan Marie Olseen 651.736.1163

www.3M.com/us/library

George Coe, President, Baker & Taylor Institutional

BAKER & TAYLOR

Baker & Taylor's products and services are designed with you, our customer, in mind. We have over 175 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.

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FOUNDED 1828

CONTACT Information Services 800.775.1800

www.btol.com

Marie Toulantis, CEO

BARNES & NOBLE.com

As the Internet's premier bookseller, with the largest instock inventory in the industry, Barnes & Noble.com proudly serves the nation's library community through our unique offering of library services, including purchase order accounts, competitive pricing, special handling for bulk orders, and BookBrowser, our powerful search tool that has been widely praised by library professionals. Our affinity with libraries is rooted in a simple but fundamental fact: Many of the 10 million unique visitors who shop at Barnes & Noble.com are also library patrons. Through features such as What America's Reading. Meet the Writers, and Libros en Espanol, we strive to offer the highest caliber of information and service for all book lovers.

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FOUNDED 1997

CONTACT sales@book.com

www.hn.com/library

Vin Altruda, President of Borders Stores Worldwide

BORDERS GROUP

Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is a leading global retailer of books, music and movies. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., the company employs 32,000 people worldwide and operates over 450 Borders domestic superstores; 37 international Borders stores, located primarily in the U.K. and the Pacific Rim; 36 Books etc. stores throughout Great Britain; and approximately 700 Waldenbooks stores in malls across America. Borders and Waldenbooks has a long standing tradition of honoring librarians through special, bi-annual educator appreciation savings events and a unique corporate and educational sales program where libraries can save up to 25% on their purchases. For more information on Borders' educational discounts, please e-mail business@bordersgroupinc.com.

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More detailed information on the company is available at www.bordersgroupinc.com. Information regarding Borders store locations, in-store events and title reservation is available through www.bordersstores.com.

FOUNDED 1971

CONTACT Jenie Dahlmann 734. …

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