Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall Selected for the Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Contact: Rory Litwin
Phone: 916-905-0291

SACRAMENTO – Jesse Carliner and Kyla Everall have been selected as the winner of the 2020 Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, in recognition of their Family Study Space project at the University of Toronto Library. While offering designated spaces for children in libraries is hardly novel, the award jury was impressed with how the Family Study Space project translated these traditional services within a University setting in a way that provides equitable access to an underserved student population, leverages campus and community partnerships, and provides an impactful and cost-efficient model for other libraries to replicate easily.

Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. The primary consideration in selecting the awardee is their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers, the creation of new means of benefiting the community that the library serves, and the ultimate success of these efforts. The award consists of $1000 and a framed certificate.