Urban Library Innovation Awards Announced

Urban Library Innovation Awards Announced

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We would like to be among the first to congratulate Urban Library Council’s 2017 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions. The ULC showcases programs that provide lifelong opportunities, meet the unique needs of diverse audiences, leverage technology to connect people with each other and vital resources, and address community issues. All your hard work pays off as we celebrate your accomplishments this year.

The 2017 Award-Winning Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions include:

Learning: Birth through Teens
Top Innovator: Cedar Rapids Public Library – Summer Dare Everywhere
Honorable Mention: San Mateo County Libraries – Big Lift Inspiring Summers: Ending the Summer Slide

Learning: Adults
Top Innovator: St. Louis County Library – After Hours Computing
Honorable Mention: San Francisco Public Library “San Francisco’s First Digital Inclusion Week”

Collections
Top Innovator: New York Public Library – MyLibraryNYC Special Collection for NYC Educators
Honorable Mention: The Indianapolis Public Library – From the Convenience of Your Home: Online Library

Customer Experience
Top Innovator: Gwinnett County Public Library – Restructuring Remote Customer Contact
Honorable Mention: Toronto Public Library – Leap into Literacy: Navigate the World Confidently

Positioning the Library
Top Innovator: Stark County District Library – Mobile Device SmartKits
Honorable Mention: King County Library System – Rainbow Teen Advisory Board

Workforce and Economic Development
Top Innovator: Dallas Public Library – GED Testing and Workforce Development Project”
Honorable Mention: Montgomery County Public Libraries – Road to Success: Workforce Development Programs

Race and Social Equity
Top Innovator: Madison Public Library – Hip-Hop Architecture Camp
Honorable Mention: Richland Library – Richland Library Social Awareness Taskforce

Civic and Community Engagement
Top Innovator: Lexington Public Library – On the Table Lex
Honorable Mention: Queens Library – Youth-to-Youth Teen Leadership Council at Flushing

Health, Safety and Sustainability
Top Innovator: Arlington Public Library – Energy Lending Library
Honorable Mention: Springfield City Library – Planting the Seeds of Health Literacy

Organizational Change and Strategic Management
Top Innovator: Los Angeles Public Library – Strategic Restructuring: Creating the Fourth Division
Honorable Mention: Pierce County Library System – Developing a Leadership Culture and Pipeline

All Innovations submissions can be viewed here.

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