“Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was founded to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of these libraries. Now in its twelfth year, the award honors the U.S. public library that most profoundly demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less (see below for eligibility). The winning library will receive a $20,000 cash award, a feature story in the February 1, 2016, Library Journal, membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the Public Library Association Biannual Conference in 2016, and a gala reception at the conference. Two finalist libraries will be awarded a $10,000 cash award as well as membership and conference costs for two library representatives to attend the PLA conference and the gala reception in 2016, and they will be given special mention in Library Journal.”
Nominations due September 9, 2015:
On August 18, WebJunction is offering a free webinar with the 2015 Best Small Library America winner, the Belgrade Community Library in Bozeman, Montana. See WebJunction’s events calendar for more information and to register.