– Demonstrating the value and importance of their public library to community leaders and local government officials.
– Enhancing the image of the public library through an innovative public relations program publicizing the resources and services in multiple media formats.
– Developing new programs and services to attract users and non-users.
Evidence of success would include the following:
-Increase in library usage through such measures as circulation figures, attendance statistics, library cardholders, etc.
-Increase in financial support in the regular budget and/or in gifts and contributions from the community.
Nomination Form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the NYLA Office by August 30th.