3M Announces $1 Million for schools
3M, in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians, will donate 3M Detection Systems to up to 100 school library media centers in 2000.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2000
In an effort to help school libraries maintain their valuable resources, 3M, a leader in library security, announces today the launch of \"3M Salute to Schools,\" a program providing up to $1 million in 3M? Detection Systems to school library media centers in the United States.
\"3M is ecstatic about being able to bring more 3M Detection Systems into school library media centers. Without a security system, libraries lose hundreds of books and other educational resources every year,\" says Don Leslie, 3M Library Systems. \"A security system is crucial to protecting the resources that enhance education and help create a stimulating learning environment for students.\"
The program is being sponsored by 3M, in partnership with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association. AASL will be responsible for receiving applications and selecting recipients for the donation. Both 3M and AASL share a commitment to education and investing in our nation\'s schools.
\"Protecting library resources in schools contributes to the overall improvement of library media services for young people, and that\'s what AASL is all about\" says M. Ellen Jay, president of AASL. \"AASL is pleased to partner with 3M to help school libraries preserve these resources for students throughout the country.\"
The program is open to middle and high schools in the United States. Schools selected
to receive the donation will be awarded a 3M Detection System for the entrance/exit of their media center, a supply of 3M? Tattle-Tape? Security Strips for marking items in their collection and necessary materials processing accessories. Individual donations will vary
depending upon specific needs of the library, such as the size of a collection and the physical layout of the media center. To receive the donation, a school must meet eligibility requirements, including demonstrating a need for a security system.
Schools must apply by May 31, 2000. Applications are available online at www.3M.com/library or by calling the American Library Association Fax-On-Demand at 1-800-545-2433, then press 4 and request document no. 802. Recipients will be announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference, July 8 through 11.
For more information about \"3M Salute to Schools,\" contact the AASL Awards Program at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4383, or [email protected]. With technical questions about 3M security systems, contact Mike Minkiewicz, 3M Library Systems, 651-733-7822, or [email protected].
The 3M Foundation was formed in 1953 as the charitable arm of 3M. The contributions program is made up of cash and in-kind gifts made by 3M and the 3M Foundation and bolstered by employee and retiree volunteerism. The program stresses 3M\'s traditional commitment to corporate responsibility while investing in programs that support community needs in education, social and economic development. In 1999, the 3M Foundation and Corporate Contributions Program donated almost $30 million in cash, products and services to educational and charitable institutions.
The global leader in library Materials Flow Management for nearly 30 years, 3M protects literally billions of individual items in thousands of libraries throughout the world. 3M is a diversified manufacturing company with 1999 sales of $15.65 billion. Nearing its 100th anniversary, 3M has operations in more than 60 countries around the world and employs more than 70,000 people. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., 3M manufactures more than 50,000 products for the industrial, commercial, consumer and health care markets.
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American
Library Association, promotes the improvement and extension of library media services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program.
The American Library Association (ALA) is the voice of Americas libraries and the millions of people who depend on them. The oldest and largest library association in the world, its 58,000 members represent all types of libraries school, public, academic, state and special libraries serving government, business and other institutions. Its mission is to promote the highest quality library and information services.
3M and Tattle-Tape are trademarks of 3M.
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