Best Customized System is to commend the LOUIS member 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.
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 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.
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.
Leader in Librarianship:
Laurie Phillips, Loyola University New Orleans
Library Support Excellence:
Nicole Shaw, Fletcher Technical Community College
Jim Hobbs, Loyola University New Orleans
Best Customized Systems:
Fletcher Technical Community College Library Website
Favorite Learning with LOUIS
Laurie Phillips and Elizabeth Kelly
Simplifying Affordable Resources for Faculty
Most Interesting Item
Troy Middleton Bust
Social Media Mastery
University of Louisiana at Monroe