Tuesday, June 06, 2006

MPLIC a finalist for SirsiDynix award

SirsiDynix has announced the 15 finalists for its Building Better Communities Awards, and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center is included in this select group.

The awards are being given to recognize SirsiDynix library customers that have made innovative uses of new technology to improve their user communities. MPLIC's selection is described on SirsiDynix's web site as follows: "The LINC (Library Information Center) service of the Memphis library is a comprehensive community information and referral service for the greater Memphis area. Due in part to the new technologies installed and implemented, LINC now serves as the area’s 2-1-1 provider, which recently served as a vital resource for Katrina evacuees."

MPLIC was selected as a finalist from among 130 nominated libraries by an independent committee of library leaders from throughout Canada and the United States. Five winners will be announced at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on Saturday, June 24, and will each receive a $10,000 cash award.

Congratulations to Ron Reid and to the entire LINC Department staff for this honor!

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