OCLC Community Engagement Award
Congratulations to our winners!
From February through May of 2020, more than 120 libraries shared descriptions of their community engagement projects with us. A panel of elected OCLC member leaders assessed entrants on the criteria of impact, innovation, and engagement. Based on their scoring, the winners were announced in July!
Orlando Children’s Business Fair
Orange County Library System, Florida, USA
Jackson District Library, Jackson, Michigan, USA
Edmonton Public Library Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Each library received $5,000 to help continue their efforts. On Tuesday 18 August 2020, the three winners of the OCLC Community Engagement Award shared details of their programs with a live, virtual audience. The event was hosted by Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO and Helene Blowers, Executive Director, Member Relations.
Community engagement: Award-winning programs and perspectives
Our thanks go out to all of the libraries that submitted entries. They all deserve attention and recognition. It was wonderful and inspiring to read about everything they are doing to connect with their communities. We hope to share some of their stories in other ways in the future.
Please note, the 2020 award was a one-time program and is not being repeated at this time.