BPL wins Award of Excellence for I'll Show You How program
Burlington Public Library was announced as this year's winner of the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence for large public libraries at the Ontario Public Library Service Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre last Thursday night.
(Photo left to right) Michael Coteau, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport (Culture) and Steven Davidson, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport presented the award at the Ontario Library Association’s annual conference to honour outstanding and innovative programs that improve literacy and promote lifelong learning and library use. The award was accepted by Maureen Barry, CEO and Marilyn Powell, Manager, Information Services.
Burlington Public Library’s Program Team, in conjunction with the Marketing Communications Department, has evolved a unique brand, I’ll Show You How, that is immediately recognized by customers to identify library programming that will teach them ‘something.’ I’ll Show You How programs can be geared to either a specific audience or a mix of generations. Instructors can be library employees or experts drawn in from the community. This exemplary programming and branding initiative supports life-long learning and delivers on BPL’s mission of Enriching Burlington through literacy, learning, and community connections.
This is the Library's third nomination and second win of the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence. BPL last won this award in January 2009 for the Betty Blogger Web 2.0 program (2008).
The Public Library Service Awards were created in 1985 by the Ontario government. A jury drawn from Ontario’s public library community reviewed entries from across Ontario.