Public Relations Committee
 Meetings and Agendas
 Purpose: The purpose of the Public Relations Committee provides a forum for discussion of public relations activities in CAMLS area libraries. Committee
members develop a coordinated public relations campaign for National Library Week, each year.
Approved by the CAMLS Board of Trustees July 17, 1989.
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2001-2002 meetings and programs - open to all staff from CAMLS member libraries
Meeting times: 9:30 - 12:15 p.m.
Date : Tuesday, August 21, 2001
Topic : Partnering With Community Arts & Cultural Organizations
Speaker(s):  Colleen Porter, Education/Outreach Manager, Playhouse Square Foundation
Location:  Playhouse Square Center, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Description:  Colleen Porter will discuss the Playhouse Square Foundation's marketing partnership with Cleveland Public Library and give us ideas and suggestions about how we can work with her organizations and how libraries outside of their marketing area can get involved with such organizations in their communities.
Meeting Agenda
Date : Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Topic : Communicating in a Crisis
Speaker(s): Madeline Brookshire, Public Relations Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library and Margaret Simon, Public Relations Director, Shaker Heights Public Library
Location : Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2111 Snow Road, Parma, Ohio
Description: Two of our own members will talk about communicating during a crisis and give us do's and don'ts based on their real-life experiences.
Date : Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Topic : Ohio's BiCentennial
Speaker(s):  Jennifer Maringo, Area Coordinator, Ohio Bicentennial Commission
Location : Euclid Public Library
Description: Jennifer Maringo will bring us up to date on plans for celebrating Ohio's 200th Statehood Anniversary (March 2003) and tell us how our libraries can help celebrate our state! Don't miss this opportunity to get your library connected to this major marketing & promotional opportunity.
Date : Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Topic : Make The Most of Your Mailings
Speaker(s):  Representatives From The Shamrock Companies & US Postal Service
Location : Avon Lake Public Library, 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, Ohio
Description:  Representatives from Shamrock Companies' mailing services and the US Postal Service will tell us how to design and mail our promotional pieces in order to be the most effective and get the best rates. A tour will follow the programs.

2001-2002 Committee Officers
Chair: Elaine Willis, Westlake Porter Public Library
Vice/Chair: Carla Davis, Akron-Summit County Public Library
Secretary: David Brown, Twinsburg Public Library
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