Five Innovative Libraries Nominated for IFLA’s Public Library of the Year Award 2021
For the sixth time, Systematic and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) presents the Public Library of the Year Award, honouring new, innovative public libraries. The jury has narrowed 32 libraries down to five nominees in the quest for this year’s winner.This year, the five finalists come from very different parts of the world:
- Marrickville Library, Australia
- Deichman Bjørvika – Oslo Public Library, Norway
- Het Predikheren, Belgium
- Ningbo New Library, China
- Forum Groningen, Holland
The winner will be announced during IFLA’s annual congress, held online this year from 17. – 19. August and the award is presented by IFLA’s president Christine Mackenzie.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.