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UCSB Libraries win prestigious award for “UCSB Reads”

Posted by UCSB Library on January 15, 2008

The UCSB Reads program, presented by the UCSB Libraries, has earned one of the most coveted accolades among U.S. libraries, the John Cotton Dana Library Award. The UCSB Libraries are the only academic library among the five winners honored, an award which recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in library promotion projects. “The John Cotton Dana Award is the most prestigious of all library awards in the public relations field and is important not only to the winning library, but also to the communities so positively impacted by these thoughtful and imaginative campaigns,” said award committee chair, Sherrill Smith.

The prize was awarded to UCSB for the Libraries’ efforts last year in promoting the UCSB Reads campus-wide initiative to read, discuss, and even “recycle” (to other readers) the book, Field Notes From a Catastrophe, by Elizabeth Kolbert.

This year’s “Read” is The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, by Pietra Rivoli, highlighting issues of globalization and global citizenship. For more information on the 2008 UCSB Reads, go to:


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