Saturday, March 06, 2010
2010 Library Journal/Gale Cengage Learning Library of the Year
"All libraries are good, some are great. Library Journal is looking for role-model libraries to vie for the honor of being the 2010 Library Journal/Gale Cengage Learning Library of the Year. The $10,000 prize celebrates the library that most profoundly demonstrates: service to the community; creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs or a dramatic increase in library usage; and leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other libraries. Along with the cash award, the winner is featured in the June 15, 2010 LJ cover story and honored with a gala reception at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Past winners have gained immeasurable prestige within their community and national media attention, often resulting in improved relations with local politicians and increased budgets. It is an honor that resonates for a lifetime."