ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Library Systems & Services (LS&S) has received a gold award in LibraryWorks' third annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs.) The MLAs objectively recognize the top products and services in the library industry.
Winners were selected based on a process that involved evaluation by actual users of the applicants' products and services. Judges scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, and other factors.
Receipt of the Gold award means LS&S excels at library operations that include staffing, collection management, technology, strategic planning, marketing, and performance analytics. The MLA also recognizes the company's positive impact on the communities it serves through program participation and higher circulations.
"Receiving the MLA gold award validates the hard work of our dedicated library professionals across the country," says Paul Colangelo, president of LS&S. "We are committed to working with our library systems and communities to provide gathering places that fulfill educational and vocational needs."
"It's hardly a surprise that LS&S scored so well. They've been at the forefront of the industry since their company entered the market in 1982," adds Jenny Newman, publisher and MLA program manager.
About Library Systems & Services
Library Systems & Services (LS&S) operates more than 80 public and special libraries around the country through public-private partnerships. Under this model the company enhances the collections, programs and technology that enables libraries to continue fulfilling educational and vocational needs. Communities gain an abundance of advantages, ranging from simplified administration to improved literacy and strengthened workforce and economic development.
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Our family of resources can enable you to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.
About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market, which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.
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