ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to research, is celebrating America's National Library Week with a rich assortment of goodies for libraries and their patrons. During April 11 through 20, the company will open some of its most popular databases found exclusively through library websites and help librarians fine-tune their marketing with free access to promotional tools and professional development. A trip to www.proquest.com/go/celebrate connects visitors with all the details.
"National Library Week shines a spotlight on one of America's favorite institutions," said Simon Beale, ProQuest Senior Vice President and General Manager. "We aim to help libraries respond to that extra attention with resources and services that extend their outreach."
To broaden support for one of public libraries most requested services – homework help -- ProQuest® is providing free access to patron favorites such as CultureGrams™, award-winning eLibrary®, SIRS® Issues Researcher, Historic MapWorks™ Library Edition, as well as such ebrary® e-book collections as Public Library Complete™ and Schools and Educators Complete™. Libraries that find these works particularly popular with their community can extend complimentary access for up to 30 days.
ProQuest continues its annual tradition of providing downloadable promotional tools including charming customizable bookmarks, Facebook images, and free access to Engaging Students Through Social Media, a white paper from ProQuest's social media expert, Beth McGough. ProQuest is also offering a limited-time discount on the upcoming edition of U.S. Book Consumer Demographics & Buying Behaviors Annual Review, a key source of trends from affiliate Bowker®.
All libraries are encouraged to add www.proquest.com/go/celebrate to their websites during National Library Week, April 14-20.
About ProQuest's Commitment to Libraries
ProQuest's celebration of National Library Week is rooted in its longstanding support 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. In 2009, ProQuest initiated the Library Volunteer Program, which organized volunteer efforts to support libraries and community groups in cities across America. The Library Volunteer Program will kick off its fifth year this spring.
ProQuest is also a corporate member and premier partner to numerous library organizations including the American Library Association's short list of Library Champions, 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.
About ProQuest (www.proquest.com)
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.
ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.
An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its' Summon® web-scale discovery service. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.