“Some were praised as inspirations for young people, others for their work on digital projects and still others as tireless researchers. The American Library Association announced Tuesday that 10 librarians were named winners of the I Love My Librarian award. Each will receive $5,000. The awards were based on nominations from more than 1,100 library patrons nationwide and were sponsored by The New York Times and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.” (via The Associated Press)
Lexis Advance Voted Best Online Legal Research Provider in Annual The Legal Intelligencer “Best Of” Reader Survey
“LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced today that Lexis Advance, the company’s primary online legal research solution, has been voted the best online legal research provider in The Legal Intelligencer’s “Best Of 2013” survey of Pennsylvania legal professionals. The recognition is one of six category wins for LexisNexis solutions in this year’s survey.” (via LexisNexis.
“Boston Public Library received an award honoring its digitization work for Massachusetts’ Digital Commonwealth at the Griffin Museum of Photography’s eighth annual Focus Awards ceremony. The Focus Awards, held this year on October 19, recognize contributions to the promotion, curation, and presentation of photography. Boston Public Library received the Commonwealth Award, which is given to an organization that brings prominence to the local photographic scene. “We are honored to receive this award for our digitization work,” said Amy E. Ryan, President of the Boston Public Library. “It is our great pleasure to contribute to Digital Commonwealth and help increase access to photos archives, cultural treasures, and other historical materials for people across Massachusetts and around the world.” (via BPL)
Practising Law Institute awarded American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) prestigious New Product of the Year Award 2013
“The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the nation’s oldest organization for law librarians and related professionals, has awarded its 2013 New Product of the Year Award to continuing legal education provider and publisher Practising Law Institute (PLI) for the company’s new eBook library Discover PLUS. The Association will present the award in Seattle during the organization’s 106th Annual Meeting and Conference in July.” (via PRNewswire)
“Does your library offer cutting-edge library services? Learn about how four ALA-recognized libraries are using cutting-edge technologies in their libraries during the session “Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services,” which will be held June 30, 2013, from 8:30–10:00a.m. in McCormick Place Convention Center room N427BC. The Cutting-edge Technology in Library Services recognition is presented by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy and the Library & Information Technology Association and showcases libraries that are serving their communities using novel and innovative methods.” (via District Dispatch)
“On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 the White House will honor twelve people as museum and library “Champions of Change.” According to the White House’s official press release, the “event will focus on libraries and museums who make a difference for their neighborhoods and for our nation.” We’re extremely proud to share that Jamie Hollier, a DPLA Board member, is part of that distinguished group of museum and library innovators.” (via DPLA)
“ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, has awarded the 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship to Allana Mayer, an MLIS student at McGill University in Montreal. The scholarship – named in honor of Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing online information retrieval services – will be presented June 9 at the Special Libraries Association’s annual conference in San Diego. “We’re so inspired by Allana’s imaginative application of the principles of information science to advance the preservation of art and cultural history,” said Maria Ziemer, Global Manager of the ProQuest Graduate Education Program. “It’s an honor for us to help her continue her education.” (via ProQuest)
Gale and Library Journal Name Maryland’s Howard County Library System as the 2013 Library of the Year
“Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Journal magazine today announced that Howard County Library System in Columbia, Maryland is the 2013 Library of the Year. Each year this prestigious recognition goes to a public library that most profoundly demonstrates service to community, creativity, leadership and innovation in developing community programs, particularly programs that can be emulated by others. In addition to a cash award of $10,000, the Howard County Library System (HCLS) will be featured as the cover story for the June 15 issue of Library Journal.” (via PR Newswire)
“Renovated Central Library has been picked as one of the best library projects of the past two years. The American Institute of Architects chose it and five other libraries across the country for a library building award, the group announced today in a press release. The library, which originally opened in 1912, is honored with the biennial award from the AIA and the American Library Association. The award celebrates the best in library design by U.S. licensed architects. For the St. Louis library, work was by Cannon Design.” (via St. Louis Post Dispatch)
“Carole King isn’t done with music – not yet anyway.
The 71-year-old singer-songwriter known for such hits as “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “You’ve Got A Friend” was awarded the nation’s highest prize for popular music in a concert Tuesday. She received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at the Library of Congress and will be honored Wednesday by President Barack Obama at the White House” (via Associated Press)