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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

LSTA Grant Management Guide: Publicity


Grantees should publicize grant-supported activities in available and appropriate media. You are required to acknowledge IMLS and MBLC in all related publications and activities in conjunction with the use of grant funds, including announcements, printed materials, and at public events.

Notify MBLC's Communications Director Celeste Bruno when the project receives media attention.

Guidelines for activities supported by LSTA funds

  • PRESS EVENTS: Acknowledge IMLS and MBLC orally during all news media interviews, including radio, television and press conferences.
  • PRINTED MATERIALS: Acknowledge IMLS and MBLC with the credit line and logos. The logos should be legible. The IMLS logo should be no smaller than 1.75” wide. The MBLC logo with the tagline should be no smaller than 2" wide. The MBLC logo without the tagline should be no smaller than 1" wide.
  • PUBLIC EVENTS: At programs or public gatherings related to your award, acknowledge IMLS and MBLC verbally. Display the logos on signage at events.
  • RECORDED AUDIO/VIDEO: Audio/video broadcasts must include the credit line. Video broadcasts must display the IMLS and MBLC logos.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Use #LSTAinMA when posting on your social media. Use @US_IMLS in your tweets and on your Facebook page.
  • WEBSITES: Acknowledge IMLS and MBLC on your website with the credit line and logos.

Credit line

This publication/activity/program/etc. was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

This website, and other programs of the MBLC, is funded in part with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning.