To serve communities well in today’s challenging environment, libraries must deploy limited resources for maximum impact; refine staffing and workforce development policies, and utilize the expertise of trustees to secure community support.

This category recognizes innovations in board development and governance; acquiring new and supplemental resources, including use of Foundations and Friend’s Groups for advocacy and fundraising purposes; as well as staff development and optimized facilities management policies.

BookOps2013 Top Innovator
BookOps: Shared Library technical Services >
New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

2013 Honorable Mention
How to Cut a Million: The "Collection Budget Crew's" Material Budgeting Process >
Pierce County Library System, WA

The Facilities Master Plan ›
Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
Paying With Credit Cards - And Making Money ›
Pierce County Library System, WA