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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

LSTA Grant Management Guide: Publicity

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As a grant recipient, you are required to acknowledge IMLS and MBLC in your announcements, printed materials, and at public events. 

Guidelines for activities supported by IMLS

  • PUBLIC EVENTS: At programs or public gatherings related to your award, acknowledge IMLS verbally. Display the logo on signage at events.
  • PRESS EVENTS: Acknowledge IMLS orally during all news media interviews, including radio, television and press conferences.
  • PRINTED MATERIALS: Acknowledge IMLS with a credit line and logo. The logo should be legible and no smaller than 1.75” wide.
  • WEBSITES: Acknowledge IMLS on your website with a credit line and logo.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Use #IMLSGrant when posting on social media.

Guidelines for activities supported by MBLC

  • Include the MBLC in the credit line
  • Use the MBLC branding guidelines 
  • Use #LSTAinMA when posting on social media
  • Notify MBLC’s Communications Director Celeste Bruno when the project receives media attention

Virtual Programming and Curbside Kits

Virtual Programs
Virtual programs are public events. If you are holding a virtual program, someone should say "This (program/service) is made possible through federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.'" It needs to be stated orally, not written.

Sample credit lines

For a program:‚Äč
Anytown Story time is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

For an author appearance:
John Milton's appearance is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and 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.