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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

LibraryAware™ Community Award

LibraryAware™ Community Award

~Annual Award Recognizes Libraries That Make a Difference in Their Communities and the Cities and Towns That Support Them ~

Posted January 3, 2013

IPSWICH, Mass. — January 3, 2013 — The deadline is approaching for libraries interested in submitting entries for the first-ever LibraryAware Community Award. Submissions must be postmarked by February 1st. The LibraryAware Community Award recognizes cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems, that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of what the library can do for them—and have delivered on that promise. The award is given by Library Journal and underwritten by LibraryAware, a product of the NoveList division of EBSCO Publishing.

The LibraryAware Community Award highlights the value that communities throughout the United States and Canada derive from their libraries and focuses on 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.

NoveList Vice President Duncan Smith says the award has a unique focus rewarding both libraries and their communities. "We believe libraries are essential to successful communities and that there is a symbiotic relationship between libraries and the people they serve and we want to celebrate those relationships."

LibraryAward Project Lead, Nancy Dowd, says, "This is a notable award for a community to receive. It says that the community is a shining example of what every community could be – a place for individuals to grow, learn, and work together."