Library Awards

Programming Award

A single event or a series of related programs for a specific audience:

  • Adults
  • Teens
  • Kids or Families

Criteria for Programming Award:

  • Originality
  • Ability to be replicated
  • Involvement with other community organizations
  • Relationship to mission
  • Effectiveness of publicity
  • Results to cost ratio

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Service Innovation 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:

  • Innovativeness
  • Ability to be replicated
  • Involvement with other community organizations
  • Relationship to mission
  • Effectiveness of publicity
  • Results to cost ratio

Nominate

Literacy 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):

  • Vision & responsiveness
  • Innovation
  • Involvement with other community organizations
  • Sustainablity
  • Positive impact on the community the library serves
  • Ability to be replicated

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Public Relations/Promotional Project Award

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:

  • Originality and attractiveness
  • Relationship to mission
  • Effectiveness in reaching target audience
  • Results to cost ratio

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Staff Development 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:

  • Relationship to an identified need
  • Effectiveness in creating change among staff
  • Results to cost ratio

Nominate

Nomination Instructions

Deadline: October 27, 2017

  • Please submit only one nomination per award.
  • All nominations should be for achievements between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.
  • Only NCPLDA members may submit nominations.
  • Supplemental material may be emailed to the NCPLDA Awards Committee at ncplda.awards@gmail.com.