CHICAGO — The Burlington County Library System is the 2021 winner of the prestigious EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.
The Burlington County Library System seeks to enrich the lives of its users by providing opportunities for learning, growth and personal development. It serves the largest county in New Jersey, with a culturally and economically diverse population that benefits from culturally empathetic services.
The award jury was impressed by the system’s thoughtful plans for addressing the needs of its community through staff development. With this award, the library will provide training to help staff develop skills and techniques to foster more empathetic and accessible services and spaces for their patrons and staff.
Members of the 2021 EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award committee were Genifer Snipes, Chair, University of Oregon Libraries; Sarah Copeland, Chattanooga State Community College, Tennessee; Susan Earl, Brentwood Library, Tennessee; Charity Cree, Mid-Columbia Libraries, Washington; and Sandy Wee, San Mateo County Libraries, California.
The EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award will be presented to Burlington County Library System Sunday, June 27 during the American Library Association virtual Annual Conference.
More information about the EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award (previously H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant), including how to submit a nomination is available on the ALA website.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 900,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.