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Public Information Office (PIO)

Public Information Office (PIO)


The Public Information Office develops and implements strategic communications plans tied to association goals and priorities in the areas of public awareness, communications services, media relations and crisis communications. The Office creates targeted initiatives that communicate ALA’s messages on key action areas to key audiences. The Office provides public relations counsel and media training to ALA officers, members and staff; coordinates national media relations efforts; and develops online support materials to help librarians promote their programs and services at the local level. Related materials can be found under Record Group 12 at the ALA Archives.

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