Awards and Recognitions
Broward County Library programs, services and employees have received many awards and recognitions for excellence. Highlights include:

2017 DEMCO/ALA Black Caucus Award for Excellence in Librarianship
  • Broward County Libraries Director Kelvin Watson
2017 dotComm Awards
  • Gold Award - Weekly WoW E-newsletter  /Blogs, Overall 
2017 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards
  • Coffee and Conversation with a Librarian /NACo 2017 “Counties Matter Challenge: 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work” Initiative
  • Fast Lane
2017 NACIO (National Association of County Information Officers) Awards of Excellence
  • Superior - WoW Update Newsletter /External Publication
  • Excellence -  2016 StoryBook Festival /Special Projects: Ceremonies or Community Events
  • Excellence - Fast Lane Public Education Campaign /Special Projects: Public Education Campaign/Event
  • Excellence - The Big Read Brochure – “The Namesake” /Multiple-page Booklets
  • Meritorious - A Virtual Reality Tour of the Harlem Renaissance /Photography
2017 Hermes Awards
  • Gold Award: The Big Read, The Namesake Brochure /Publications, Brochures
  • Gold Award: Facebook /Overall
  • Honorable Mention: Facebook /Social Engagement
2016 NACIO (National Association of County Information Officers)
  • Excellent - The Big Read Brochure “A Wizard of Earthsea” /Graphics for Brochures and Publications
  • Excellent - /Electronic Communications -Websites
  • Meritorious - WoW Update /External Publication​
  • Meritorious - Southwest Regional Library Teen Volunteer Expo /Special Projects, Ceremonies or Community Events
2016 NACo (National Association of Counties) Achievement Awards
  • Broward County Libraries Mean Business
  • Creation Station Helping Hands Project
2016 MarCom International Awards for Marketing and Communication Professionals
  • Gold Award: /Government Website
  • Honorable Mention: Weekly WoW /E-Newsletter
2016 Urban Libraries Council Innovations
  • Health, Safety and Sustainability: Creation Station Helping Hands Project
  • Organizational Change and Strategic Management: Broward County Library Quality Program Initiative
  • Learning: Birth Thru Teens: Save Future Florida! STEM Creativity Camps
  • Learning: Birth Thru Teens: BCL WoW Kids Early Learning Initiative
  • Customer Experience: BCL WoW Digital Media Kiosks
  • Positioning the Library: Unlimited Possibilities Campaign
2016 Hermes Creative Awards
  • Platinum: Creation Station /Logo
  • Gold: BCL Welcome Brochure /Publications
  • Honorable Mention: The Big Read "Wizard of Earthsea" Brochure /Publications
2016 AVA Digital Award
  • Gold Award: /Websites
2015 MarCom International Awards for Marketing and Communication Professionals
  • Gold Award: Creation Station /Branding
  • Honorable Mention: “BCL Means Business /Branding
2015 National Association of County Information (NACIO) Awards
  • Superior - The Big Read - To Kill A Mockingbird Program Brochure /Brochures
  • Superior - Summer Program logo /Graphic Design
  • Superior - Ethnotricity Dancers Photo /Photography
  • Excellent - Show Us Your Bookface Poster /Graphic Design
  • Excellent - 2014 Adult Summer Program Guide /Brochures
  • Meritorious - Connections /Publications
  • Meritorious - WOW Update /Publications
  • Meritorious - Youth Services Web Page /Website 
National Association of Counties (NACo) 2015 Achievement Award
  • Broward County Library Creation Station, a free community makerspace/gadget lab 
Urban Library Council 2015 Innovations Initiatives
  • Civic and Community Engagement: Destination Fridays
  • Civic and Community Engagement: “Show Us Your Bookface” Contest & Exhibit
  • Customer Experience: Broward County Library Creation Station
  • Economic and Workforce Development: Broward County Libraries Mean Business! Campaign
  • Positioning the Library: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center’s Animatronic Exhibit featuring Library Founder Samuel Morrison
Library of the Year Award - Florida Library Association
Libraries Mean Business Award for “Broward County Libraries Mean Business” Campaign
- Florida Library Association
Florida Library Association Betty Davis Miller Youth Service Award -
for “Show Us Your Bookface” Contest & Exhibit

Library Journal "Mover and Shaker" - Broward County Library's E-Services and Marketing Manager Stephen Grubb
Florida Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award - Former Broward County Library Associate Director Julie Hunter
National Association of County Information (NACIO) Awards:
  • Excellent - "Connections" /External Publications Category: 
  • Excellent - Broward eTutor Poster /Special Graphics
  • Superior - BCL WoW Spanish Welcome Brochure /Multi-page Booklet Category
  • Superior -  “Five Great Freebies You Can Get with a BCL Card" /News Release Category
  • Superior - "eConnections" /Email Newsletter to Citizens
  • Meritorious - Florida East Coast Railway Exhibit /Ceremonies/Community Events
First Annual AIA (American Institute of Architects) Florida People’s Choice Competition -
The Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library named one of the top 10 buildings in Florida

Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean's 2013 Vision Award - Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library

Urban Libraries Council 2013 Innovations: Customer Experience - QR Quest
National Association of Counties (NACo) 2013 Achievement Award
- Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards:
  • Best of Class - Top 100 Artifacts of Broward County E-Book
  • Excellence - Connections Newsletter 
  • Excellence - Broward County Library Welcome Brochure
  • Superior - Fabulous 40's Event at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center 
  • Meritorious - BCL WOW Bus Terminal QR Code Sign
  • Meritorious - Library Volunteer Ad
  • Meritorious - Web Banner for Weekly WOW 
Florida Library Association (FLA) Library 2012 Web Site Award – Best Public Library Web Site

National Association of Counties (NACo) 2012 Achievement Award BCL WoW - Broward County Library Without Walls

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards:
  • Excellence - “Connections” /External Publications
  • Excellence​ - "Best of Broward" /Writing, Scripts
  • Excellence​ - "Just Parents" /Graphic Design, Brochures and Publications
  • Excellence​ - BCL WoW Banner /Graphic Design, Special Graphics
  • Excellence​ -Promoting Libraries with QR Codes /Special Projects
“Outstanding LEED for New Construction - Public” and “Outstanding LEED for New Construction - Overall” categories from the 2012 U.S. Green Building Council Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library 

"2012 Award of Honor" in the Institutional Category from the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the award-winning design created by AECOM Design and Glavovic Studios, Inc.Young At Art Museum/Broward County Library

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC-Florida East Coast Chapter) "2012 Excellence in Construction Awards (the Eagle Award)" in the Community/Public Service CategoryYoung At Art Museum/Broward County Library

"Greening Your Scene" award by the Town of Davie in the "Nonprofit Organization" category for the green and sustainable environmental practices used in the construction and operations of the facilityYoung At Art Museum/Broward County Library

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Awards:
  • Excellence - "Boys-2-Men – Fulfilling Our Potential for Greatness" Banner /Graphic Design, Special Graphics
  • Excellence​ - The Big Read – "Tales of Edgar Allan Poe" /Community Events:
  • Excellence​ - /Computer Media, Internet Web Sites and Interactive Media
  • Superior​ - Library Days – "Mother and Daughter Photograph" /Photography
  • Superior​ - "In the Shadow of the Raven" Postcard /Graphic Design/Brochures and Publications
  • Meritorious - Broward County Poet-in-Residence Anastasia Clark Poetry Workshop Press Release /Writing/News Releases

National Association of Counties (NACo) Awards:
  • Best in Category: Broward County Library’s "After-School @ Your Library" program /Libraries
  • Achievement:  Broward County Library’s Literacy Help Center

Florida Library Association Friends, Foundations and Boards Outstanding Member Award – Evelyn Grooms, Past-President, BCL Friends of the Library  

Florida Department of State and the State Library Exemplary Project Recognition – for After School @ Your Library - Technology program

National Association of County Information Officer (NACIO) Excellence Award – for 
  • Excellence:  Happy Anniversary 'Graphic Design category
  • Meritorious:  Broward County Library: "A 2009 ALL STAR Library" /Writing category​
Marcom Award - Honorable Mention for New Release Writing

Communitas Award - Check Out Being Green Campaign

APEX Award for Publication Excellence – All Star Library Media Kit and News Release Writing

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