“The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) has awarded California State Library’s Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) website the Rebranding Aging Silver Award in its Best Website category for 2012. The awards, presented at the 11th Annual ICAA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 29, were awarded as part of ICAA’s Changing the Way We Age® Campaign, given to organizations that exemplify exciting new ideas on aging, which help to break stereotypes about older consumers. Submissions were made by 70 organizations in the United States and Canada. The judges are experts on marketing to the 50+ population. Colin Milner, CEO of ICAA states, “The quality of this year’s submissions is stellar. We’re seeing that, increasingly, marketers are not only understanding the older consumer, but are inspired to creatively engage them.” Categories in the judging included websites, direct mail, brochures, and advertising. TLA50 won a silver award for its website because the “content was easily accessible in multiple formats,” and “for positioning this life stage in a realistic, uplifting way,” according to the judges.”
“Three of the nation’s 30 most bustling libraries nationwide operate in Chicago’s suburbs and have consistently earned a top five-star ranking based on quantity of services they provide, according to an annual survey by the New York-based Library Journal publication. The library systems in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Naperville since 2009 have boasted the largest circulations, numbers of patron visits, program attendance and public Internet computer use on a per-capita basis, according to the annual survey. Experts compared libraries whose operating budgets fell within the same range, which, at these facilities, ranged from $10 million to $29.9 million in 2012.”
via Chicago Tribune
“BiblioBoard has been named the “Best New Mobile App” by the 12th Annual Charleston Advisor Reader’s Choice Awards. The Charleston Advisor, a journal that publishes critical reviews of online resources for libraries, sponsors an annual series of awards for the best and worst electronic products of interest to libraries.”
MarketWatch – “The American Association of Law Libraries, the nation’s oldest organization for law librarians, has selected Bloomberg Law to be the recipient of the 2012 New Product Award. Bloomberg Law is the innovative new legal research system from the world leader in data and information services. Bloomberg Law has revolutionized the legal research industry by providing a system that integrates comprehensive legal content, company and market information and proprietary news all in one place. Bloomberg Law’s all-inclusive, transparent and predictable pricing means that every user has the same unrestricted, unlimited access to all the content in its databases. In July 2011, Bloomberg Law launched the latest evolution of its web platform, making the system even faster and easier to use.”
Daily Chronicle – ” As a lifelong fan of comic books, librarian Steven Roman said he is honored to be called a superhero. Roman, who works at the DeKalb Public Library, was one of four librarians nationwide to receive a Librarian Superhero award from the Gale Carnegie Learning Center during the American Library Association’s annual gathering June 24 in New Orleans. More than 800 librarians were nominated after more than 5,000 people commented on the organization’s website and Facebook page. From those comments, Gale officials picked four winners, including Roman.”
Washington Post – “Mike Blasenstein and Michael Dax Iacovone, creators of the one-month-only Museum of Censored Art, have received the John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for intellectual freedom by the American Library Association, one of the most well-known anti-censorship organizations in the country.
The museum was responsible for showcasing the censored film, “A Fire in My Belly,” by gay artist David Wojnarowicz. The video was originally a part of the gay and lesbian art exhibition “Hide/Seek” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and contains an 11-second segment that shows ants running on a crucifix.”
Los Angeles Times – “Rangeview, Colo.’s Anythink library system, which The Times profiled as part of its "Future of Reading" series, is one of five U.S. libraries to win the 2010 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for libraries.”
Library Journal – “On Wednesday, the Vasconcelos Program in Mexicoâ€™s Veracruz state was awarded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationâ€™s 2008 Access to Learning Award. The program was cited for its provision of free access to computers, the Internet, and training via all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) equipped with technology classrooms”
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