Best Customized System is to commend the LOUIS library that provides users the best library user experience possible through the customization of a discovery interface. Criteria focuses on the use of library branding, web design, or audience targeting to provide new, intuitive interfaces that enhance user experience.
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.
Discussion List Guru is awarded to a LOUIS member who is always available on any LOUIS-associated list with helpful suggestions and/or solutions to posted problems. They always responds in a timely and articulate fashion, contributing meaningfully to and/or fostering discussion and problem-solving.
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!
This award recognizes a LOUIS 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.
The Most Interesting Items Award celebrates those fun, quirky, and/or just plain strange acquisitions that make their way into every library collection. Whether it comes in book, electronic, 3-D or another format, the Most Interesting Item provides a touchstone for displays, conversation and general amusement for its library community.
Library of the Year:
Coastal Commerce Bank Library, Fletcher Technical Community College
Leader in Librarianship:
Brian Sherman, Louisiana State University Shreveport
Sara Zimmerman, LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Best Customized Systems:
Louisiana Digital Library
Louisiana Digital Consortium
Discussion List Guru:
Kevin Hebert, Xavier University of Louisiana
Social Media Guru:
Travis Williams, LSU Law Center