The LibraryAware Community Award emphasizes the library’s engagement with the community and will recognize a library or library system that has demonstrated its ability to make its community “aware” of what the library can do for it—and has delivered on that promise. The award will be given by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product of EBSCO Publishing’s NoveList Division.
This award will highlight the outcomes of work by libraries—through the development of effective programs, services, partnerships and communications—that result in better communities and an increased understanding of how libraries contribute to a community’s well-being. It will go to a library whose community recognizes the library’s role:
- In areas that are documented priorities in the community served by the library, such as digital access, adoption, and/or literacy; economic and workforce development; education; health care; public safety and emergency services; civic engagement.
- As a place of transformation and change.
- As an organization whose activities ensure outcomes that are essential to the vitality of the community.
The LibraryAware Community Award is open to public libraries of any size in the United States and Canada. Nomination postmark or email deadline is January 25, 2016. For more information, visit: lj.libraryjournal.com/awards/libraryaware-community-award