Librarians in the U.S. and Canada can compete for the annual LibraryAware Community Award, which emphasizes a library’s engagement with its community. The award is given to an individual library or a 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.”
Entries must be sent by Jan. 25, 2016, so don't delay!
The LibraryAware Community Award is open to public libraries of any size in the U.S. and Canada. Anyone can nominate a library: the library administration itself, the local government, partner organizations, library peers, patrons, etc. Awards will be presented jointly to a city/county official and library director during National Library Week in April. The municipality will get a plaque, and the library will receive a monetary award: $10,000 for first place, $7,500 for second place, and $5,000 for third place.
See the complete entry criteria.
As in past years, it will be overseen by Library Journal and funded by LibraryAware, a product of EBSCO Publishing’s NoveList division that helps librarians design promotional pieces. This is a prestigious award that will bring your library even closer to your community, so I hope you'll consider entering!