Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence
The Library Board of Western Australia Award for Excellence recognises excellence and innovation in the library sector by any person, library or organisation in Western Australia. The award is open to all areas of the library industry, including academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as to other individuals and organisations who have an impact on the promotion, provision and support of library services in Western Australia.
This annual award reflects the Library Board's leadership role in guiding and encouraging the promotion of all library services throughout the State. It is awarded for a particular service, event, program, piece of research or partnership. The award is judged on the following criteria:
Innovation – describe how the nominated achievement is innovative and original.
Implementation – explain how the nominated achievement was planned, managed and implemented. How was the nominated achievement evaluated?
Impact – provide evidence of the extent and impact of the nominated achievement, and how it has contributed to the promotion, provision or support for library services in WA.
The Award is for recent activity, rather than long and meritorious service, and for 2015 the achievement is to be completed in the previous year 2014. Prize money of $5,000 is awarded to the winner.
The Award recognises a broad spectrum of library related work, and is not restricted to libraries and librarians. The Library Board encourages nominations from all areas of the library industry and related sectors.
The Award for 2016 was given to the City of Cockburn for its Success Library which has developed an innovative business model after co-locating and partnering with a number of health and community services to deliver programs to its customers. Partners have included Curtin University, Centrelink and two not-for-profit job assistance programs to deliver programs to targeted demographic groups such as the Indigenous community, seniors and migrants. These accessible and affordable services include adult reading groups, free health checks and English conversation groups.
For more information on previous winners click here.
Page last updated: Tuesday 21 June 2016