ProQuest is a longstanding supporter of libraries and librarianship. ProQuest's outreach and advocacy efforts extend deep into the library community. Among its varied programs are tools and services that help librarians connect with their communities, free database access and scholarship support for library students, and sponsorship of a range of awards that recognize outstanding library school educators and honor local efforts to protect intellectual freedom. ProQuest is also a corporate member and premier partner to numerous library organizations including the American Library Association's short list of Library Champions, corporate membership in the Urban Libraries Council, a sponsor of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, as well as many others. Involvement with these organizations is part of ProQuest’s commitment to the role of libraries as cornerstones of healthy, informed communities.
ProQuest's active support for charitable causes spans large organizations such as United Way, March of Dimes, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to grassroots efforts that support local needs, such as Washtenaw Literacy. ProQuest, and its employees around the globe, commit both time and dollars to improve the lives of the world’s citizens.
ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash
ProQuest is the major sponsor of this popular event, which funds scholarships for minority library students.
Library Journal/ProQuest Teaching Award
The LJ Teaching Award, sponsored by ProQuest, recognizes excellence in educating the next generation of librarians. The award is bestowed upon an educator who has a record of communicating core principles of librarianship, integration of theory, practice, and research, mentorship, and forward thinking.
It was with great pride that we presented University of Hawaii's Rebecca Knuth with the 2010 Teaching Award at a reception at ALA Midwinter, jointly sponsored by ProQuest and Library Journal. In addition, Rebecca was featured in Library Journal's November 15, 2009 issue and presented with a $5,000 honorarium. Not only is Knuth a great teacher, she's also a great scholar; given ProQuest's interest in contributions to academic literature – we're doubly excited with her recognition.
Library Marketing Toolkits
Librarians face the fundamental challenge of creating awareness about their library's value and role in meeting information needs. How do you remind your user community about the great online resources you offer, when they think all they need is the open web? ProQuest can help show you how. We've collected best practices in marketing, crafted templates, and compiled them for leverage by busy librarians. ProQuest has created marketing toolkits specifically tailored for academic, public, corporate, military and military base libraries.