Illinois Libraries Win John Cotton Dana AwardsApril 24, 2015
Soon to Be Famous and Celebrate Gorey Both Named Winner
The twelve Illinois libraries and library organizations--including ILA, RAILS, and Illinois Heartland Library System--that teamed up to create the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project were among the eight winners of this year's John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award, presented annually at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Loyola University Chicago Libraries also won for their exhibit and programs on writer and artist Edward Gorey, which was featured in the April 2014 ILA Reporter. Each winner receives a $10,000 cash award, provided by EBSCO and H.W. Wilson Foundation, and were selected from seventy-seven entries.