WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for
Information Technology Policy (OITP) is soliciting nominations for best
library practices using cutting-edge technology.

"We want to showcase libraries that are serving their communities with
novel and innovative methods and provide the library community with some
successful models for delivering quality library service in new ways,"
said Vivian Pisano, Chair of OITP's America's Libraries for the 21st
Century Subcommittee.

Nominations should be sent to the American Library Association, Office
for Information Technology Policy, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, 1st
Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009 by September 1, 2009.  Details about the
nomination process and an online submission form are available on the
OITP Web site
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oitp/Cutting%20Edge/cuttingedge.cfm .

The America's Libraries for the 21st Century Subcommittee will review
all nominations and conduct selected interviews or site visits to
identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or most
innovative service.  Libraries or library service areas selected will be
publicized via the OITP Web site, highlighted through ALA publications,
and featured in a program at the ALA Annual Conference in 2010.