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.
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.
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!
Leader in Librarianship:
Wendy Johnson, River Parishes Community College
Library Support Excellence:
William Charron, Nicholls State University
Cathy Sicard, LOUIS
Library of the Year:
Northshore Technical Community College
Outstanding Early Career Librarian
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
Louisiana Tech University
Best Outreach Program
University of Louisiana at Monroe