Wednesday, April 01, 2009
ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award winner 2009
"The American Library Association has named the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library the 2009 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The winning initiative was IMCPL's 'The Learning Curve @ Central Library' project, an outstanding programming space (both physical and virtual) that provides a high tech, high energy, hands-on information environment designed for today's children. In a flexible environment surrounded by books, children in the Learning Curve participate in activities that are infused with digital elements reflecting the ideal synthesis of technology and traditional literacy that children need to successfully face the future"