February 17, 2018

Six Win SirsiDynix Building Better Communities Awards

By Michael Rogers

SirsiDynix bestowed its 2007 Building Better Communities Awards to six libraries June 23 at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Tom Gates, SirsiDynix’s marketing VP, announced the winners at a ceremony held at the vendor’s booth on the show floor. Gates graciously introduced representatives from the 15 finalists, all of which received commendations, before naming the six winners. And they are: Alliance Library System, East Peoria, IL; British Official Publications Collaborative Reader Information Service Project, University of Southampton Library, UK; Lincoln Trails Library System, Champaign IL; Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC; Smithsonian Institution Research Information System, Washington DC; SUNLINK: Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL. Each winner received a crystal trophy and a $10,000 purse. The initial 15 finalists were selected from roughly 100 contenders by an international panel of judges.


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