ImagineIF Libraries were recently selected to receive one of the most coveted national library awards, the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award. From 77 entries, ImagineIF was chosen as one of only eight winners nationwide.
ImagineIF was selected for the award based on the library’s rebranding and new model of library service, programming and community involvement. The awards committee recognized the risk required to rebrand completely to reflect a new generation of libraries. The award also highlights how ImagineIF Libraries have been able to make a big impact in our communities with very limited resources.
“This award is a testament to the amazing transformation our libraries have seen over the past few years. Coupled with the Montana Library of the Year Award, we are honored to be recognized nationally as a 21st century library,” ImagineIF Libraries Director Kim Crowley said.
ImagineIF will receive the John Cotton Dana Award, along with a $10,000 cash award provided by EBSCO and the H.W. Wilson Foundation, at a celebratory reception at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference this June in San Francisco.
All the winning entries can be viewed online at https://johncottondana.nonprofitcms.org/a.
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