On June 4, the Ajax Public Library was presented with the W. Kaye Lamb Award for Innovative Services to Seniors 2015 sponsored by the Ex Libris Association and the Canadian Library Association (CLA).
The award is given biennially in honour of William Kaye Lamb, the first National Librarian of Canada, Dominion Archivist and eminent historian (1904 - 1999). It recognizes a library that has developed an ongoing service, program or procedure of benefit to seniors and/or a design and organization of buildings or facilities that improve access and encourage use by seniors.
We were chosen for the award based on the depth and variety of services we provide for the seniors in our community. This includes our Older Adults Advisory Committee (OAAC), Books on Wheels service, technology and training assistance, Stay Connected workshops and our focus on accessibility.
“We are proud, and yet humble, to be chosen among other libraries that have also done amazing work around the country,” said Cindy Poon, Manager, Public Services. “This award is a result of the hard work of our team from the delivery of the books to senior’s homes, hours of planning to put programs in place, and the volunteers who enthusiastically offered their assistance.”
The award also recognized our Service to Older Adults policy which was adopted from the Canadian Guidelines on Library and Information Services for Older Adults.
For more information, please view the CLA press release.
In the photo: Cindy Poon receives the award from Rick Ficek, President, Ex Libris Association at the CLA Annual Conference.