Library bookshelf stickers receive national award

June 1, 2022

A series of illustrated stickers from the University Libraries has received a PR Xchange Award from the American Library Association.

The University Libraries released the Library Bookshelf stickers in April as part of National Library Week. Each sticker depicts a selection of materials from the branch libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The stickers sought to “capture the personality of each library and tell the story of all they have to offer,” said Nicole Basile, the Library’s graphic designer who created the stickers. Basile worked with subject experts who identified candidate titles for her to illustrate.

Feature image of Your Library Bookshelf Project


The annual PR Xchange awards “recognize the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year,” according to the American Library Association website. Experts in public relations, graphic design, communications and marketing select the winners in each category. The Library Bookshelf stickers were recognized in the category of “materials promoting collections, services, resources.” An award ceremony will take place June 26, 2022, during the ALA Annual Conference.

You can still get a sticker to show your love for Carolina’s libraries! Pick up stickers for the Art Library, Information and Library Sciences Library, Kenan Science Library, Media & Design Center, Music Library and Stone Center Library at those locations. Or visit the front desk at Davis Library or the Undergraduate Library to select from the entire set.