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Career Achievement

The Career Achievement awards recognize retiring, distinguished librarians or staff members, who have demonstrated continuous commitment and dedication to the library profession, through accomplishments and service to the profession.

Leader in Librarianship

This award recognizes a library administrator, who has shown leadership skills, guidance, and innovative ideas within their library.

Library of the Year

This award recognizes a LOUIS member library that demonstrates excellence in at least one of the following areas: service to their community; creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs or a dramatic increase in library usage; leadership in creating programs that can be emulated by other libraries.

Best Outreach Program

Outreach events require organization, planning, and an investment in time for the people dedicated to making the event happen. If successful, an outreach event can lead to an increase in appreciation for, understanding of, and use of the library. The award for Best Outreach Event recognizes the time and hard work that a person or persons put(s) into planning and executing an outreach event for their library.

Favorite Learning with LOUIS

Given how quickly products and services can change and evolve, training sessions are critical to remaining up-to-date on what’s available, what’s changing, or what’s coming in the future. This award is for the “Learning with LOUIS” webinar/training session that voters deem the best of the (academic) year!

Excellence in Library Support

The Excellence in Library Support Award recognizes a library support staff member who is a helpful leader within his or her library and within the LOUIS Consortium.

Outstanding Early Career Librarian

This award recognizes a librarian who has worked for a LOUIS member library for three (3) years or less and has less than five (5) years total professional librarian experience.

Social Media Mastery

This award recognizes the efforts of LOUIS member library in their use of social media to market library services and resources, and interact with their user community.

2019 Award Winners

Leader in Librarianship:
Wendy Johnson, River Parishes Community College

Library Support Excellence:
William Charron, Nicholls State University

Career Achievement:
Cathy Sicard, LOUIS

Library of the Year:
Northshore Technical Community College

Outstanding Early Career Librarian
Ebony McDonald

Favorite Learning with LOUIS
Jeanne Pavy, University of New Orleans and Dave Comeaux, Louisiana State University
"Learning with LOUIS: Getting E-books into Courses How Libraries can Partner with Faculty to Ease the Textbook Affordability Crises."

Social Media Mastery
Abby DeSoto
Louisiana Tech University

Best Outreach Program
University of Louisiana at Monroe