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Publicity and Acknowledgement Guidelines for Grantees


In an effort to help NJ libraries increase visibility with their communities, the New Jersey State Library has developed the following Publicity and Acknowledgment Guidelines. If your library has received funding through NJSL for a program, product or service, please refer to the following logos, publicity ideas and acknowledgment guidelines.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Tiffany McClary, Director of Communications, Marketing, & Outreach at 609-278-2640 ext. 122,, or Gary Cooper, NJSL Media Specialist, at 609-278-2640 ext. 108,

General Written and Verbal Acknowledgment:

The two basic forms of acknowledgments are written and verbal. An informal recognition at a presentation is welcome, but we request that when possible you acknowledge the NJSL with the following wording (unless directed to use a different grant specific acknowledgement):

(Project name and/or services) was made possible in part by the New Jersey State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

When using the written acknowledgment, please include the NJSL & IMLS logos. The NJSL logo is available for download here: NJSL Logo and NJSL Attribution Logo. The IMLS logo is available here:

***Please take a moment to review the New Jersey State Library’s Branding Standards Guidelines.

When to use acknowledgements:

Please include the acknowledgement on all printed promotional materials, newsletter articles, Web site posts and media releases. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Public Events: You could include the logos on signage or mention us as you network and have public presentations.
  • Press Events: Include the written acknowledgement in your press releases and please remember us when you are talking to reporters!
  • Web Sites : Post the NJSL logos and link back to
  • Printed Materials: Use the logos and written acknowledgment. Don’t forget to include it on PowerPoint presentations and evaluation forms.
  • Advertisements: Use the logos and written acknowledgment.
  • Public Service Announcements: Include acknowledgement at the end of your PSA.