A single event or a series of related programs for a specific audience:
Criteria for Programming Award:
A public service offered for the first time, in a new way, or to a new audience to further the library's mission in the community.
Criteria for Service Innovation Award:
The Literacy Award recognizes a library system that has demonstrated passion, excellence and dedication in support of literacy.
Winning applicants demonstrate literacy programs that are unique and inventive and that result in a positive impact on the community the library serves. Programs in early literacy, adult literacy, digital literacy, information literacy, financial literacy, etc., are considered.
Criteria for Literacy Award(s):
Printed materials, a new website, ad campaign or use of media to raise awareness of the library or to promote the library or library services in a new way.
Criteria for Public Relations/Promotional Project Award:
A one-time or ongoing training program, new training tools, or a program or activity to increase staff competency or enhance staff's understanding of the community they serve or ways they can better serve their public.
Criteria for Staff Development Project Award:
Deadline: October 27, 2017