PR Marketing Award


The purpose of the Public Relations and Marketing Award, established in 2010, is to recognize a library which has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the promotion of its services.  The award may be given for a particular public relations campaign, a series of promotional pieces, an innovative Internet presence, or other activities that serve the purpose of promoting library usage in the community.

KPLA Award Nomination Form


  • The nominated institution’s activity (or activities) must not have been previously recognized by the KPLA for an award.
  • The nomination should include measurable and comparable data to show the impact of the campaign on library awareness or usage.
  • The nomination can be made for a single activity or a compilation of activities that have led to a positive change in the overall measurable public perception of the library.


  • Nominations may be made by any KPLA member.
  • Nominations should be concise, responding to the criteria above. Submit no more than two pages of narrative, with the minimum of supporting material necessary including data, promotional materials, printouts, etc.
  • The information and the quality of the application shall be the sole basis of selection. Any application not meeting the criteria above will be disqualified.
  • Selection will be made by the KPLA Public Relations Committee and forwarded to the KPLA Awards Committee.
  • The KPLA Public Relations may choose to make no award in any given year if the quality of the nominations is not determined to be satisfactory.

Award Winners

  • 2015 – Heather Plunkett (Woodford CPL)
  • 2014 – Becky Kempf (Boone CPL)
  • 2013 – Warren County Public Library
  • 2012  – Amy Morgeson (Marion CPL) and Gina Holt (Kenton CPL)
  • 2011 – Robin Klaene (Kenton CPL)
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