The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliotheques is pleased to announce that the 2012 recipient of the CLA/OCLC Award for Innovation Technology is Windsor Public Library for their project Tomorrow Today. The award is given in recognition of the ground breaking and innovative use of technology to provide exceptional library service to their community members.
Windsor Public Library has changed the way that libraries offer services and how they are perceived and valued by their community. This innovative project has shown libraries that there are limitless ways to reach current and future patrons.
One of the most innovative aspects of their project was how they used portable devices to create a mobile branch which enabled staff to create library cards, check out books, offer instruction and reference services, and more!
The CLA/OCLC Award for Innovative Technology is presented annually to honour a member or members of CLA for innovative use and application of technology in a Canadian library setting. The Award is generously sponsored by OCLC Canada and will be presented at the closing ceremonies on 2 June during the CLA 2012 National Conference & Trade Show in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ottawa Convention Centre, May 30 – June 2, 2012.
The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliotheques is Canada’s largest national and broad-based library association, representing the interests of public, academic, school and special libraries, professional librarians and library works, and all those concerned about enhancing the quality of life of Canadians through information and literacy.