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April 13, 2009 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Celebrate National Library Week April 12–18

National Library Week is an observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. First observed in 1958, it is an annual celebration of the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians, and library workers.

Online materials and products are available to help libraries reach out to their communities from the ALA Public Information Office and the Campaign for America's Libraries. Materials are available in English and Spanish focusing on the 2009 theme, Worlds Connect @ your library. They include a proclamation, a sample press release, and a letter to the editor, as well as scripts for use in radio public service announcements. Libraries can download materials at

The Campaign for America's Libraries (, ALA's public awareness campaign, promotes the value of libraries and librarians. Thousands of libraries of all types, across the country and around the globe, use the Campaign's "@ your library" brand.

ALA is also hosting a series of Worlds Connect @ your library events in Second Life. Specific attractions are listed in the announcement ( The ALA Island/ALA Main Stage is located at 128, 107, 29. In Second Life, teleport there directly: To learn more about Second Life, visit ALA's Second Life wiki at

Patrons are also encouraged to visit, ALA's website for the public, designed to keep America informed about what's happening in today's libraries in public, school, academic, corporate, and institutional settings.

Source: American Library Association (ALA)

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