Category: Awards

Now Accepting Nominations for Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

Nominations are due December 1st by 12:00 pm EST. Nomination Process Submit a letter explaining how the nominee meets the criteria below. Please provide specific examples. Your letter must include: The nominators name and contact information The nominee’s name and contact information Submit nominations to: with the subject line containing the nomination title and […]

Margie Singleton, CEO Vaughn PL, named Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni

2023 Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni Award (OAA) Recipient Margie Singleton (MLS’80), CEO of the Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL), is the recipient of the 2023 Dalhousie Outstanding Alumni Award. Originally from Kingston, Ont., Margie completed an undergraduate degree in Urban Geography at Queens University, after which she received her Master of Library Service from Dalhousie in 1980. […]

Richmond Hill & Edmonton PLs win Honorable Mentions at Urban Libraries Council Top Innovators 2023

Urban Libraries Council Names 2023 Top Innovators Today, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized 16 North American public libraries as Top Innovators for transformative programs that enhance the library field to further equity, education and civic engagement for all. ULC announced the 2023 Top Innovators and Honorable Mentions during the live, virtual 2023 Innovations Celebration […]

Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton PL, receives Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

Pilar Martinez, CEO, Edmonton Public Library, is the recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal. Pilar has led transformative services to help build a thriving and engaged city and is a champion of the value of public libraries. She has been a steadfast champion of the value of public libraries and intellectual freedom […]

Mark Williams, CEO, Milton PL, Awarded Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin

MPL Chief Librarian Awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pin for Service to the Community Staff from MPL were delighted to be able to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he visited Milton on Friday, September 2nd. At the event, in honour of Conservation Halton’s newest park, Area 8, Milton Public Library’s Chief Librarian, Mark […]

VIRL’s Indigenous Voices Initiative wins international ALA award

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has another award for the trophy case. VIRL’s Indigenous Voices Initiative has been selected to receive a 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Presidential Citation for Innovative International Library Projects. “Since it launched in 2018, Indigenous Voices has grown into a movement that brings people closer in communities large and small,” […]

Milton PL Wins ALA John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

The 2020 John Cotton Dana Award Winners are: Milton Public Library In response to the rapidly changing demography of Milton, one of Canada’s fastest growing towns, Milton Public Library’s (MPL) in Milton, Ontario newly appointed Chief Librarian hoped to create a new ‘brand’ for the library that supported organizational efforts to better meet the evolving […]

Congrats to GVPL for their IFLA International Marketing Award

Greater Victoria Public Library (Canada) is the 2nd place winner of the IFLA Press Reader International Marketing Award 2020 for their campaign Change Your Mind. GVPL decided that it was time to Change Your Mind, using an integrated brand strategy to transform the way people think about libraries in Greater Victoria and well beyond. Submissions […]

Congrats to Edmonton PL on their OCLC Community Engagement Award

Edmonton Public Library was chosen as one of three from 120 libraries who submitted this year for the OCLC Community Engagement Award for their Welcome Baby program. Read more about the program and sign up for a presentation by they 2020 Community Engagement Award winners here:

Vancouver PL wins the John Cotton Dana Award

VPL and GVPL were two of the seven winners announced yesterday. Congrats to both BC Libraries for winning the 2019 John Cotton Dana Award. Information about the Vancouver project is available on the ALA website: In the Fall of 2018, Vancouver Public Library’s research confirmed that their rooftop garden still captivated Vancouverites even though it […]