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Library of the Year

Libraries: mediators of digital education

Every year, the German Library Association names a “Library of the Year” to recognize innovative library work in Germany, particularly the development and successful deployment of digital education programs. Winners receive a EUR 20,000 cash prize. Deutsche Telekom Stiftung has been supporting the award since 2017.

An independent jury reviews the applications and pays particular attention to the quality and future orientation of library work, the creative use of digital offerings and national and international engagement. Every year the award ceremony takes place on October 24th, the day of the libraries.For the first time, there will be a special award for the "Library of the Year in small Municipalities and Regions", which is endowed with 7,000 EUR.

Stadtbibliothek Gotha (Gotha City Library) receives the “Library of the Year 2020 in Small Municipalities and Regions” award. TIB - Leibniz Information Centre for science and technology university library is “Library of the Year 2020”. 

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