Archived Awards and Recognition

Below are previous awards received by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

2015 Awards

MarCom Awards

Urban Library Council Joey Rodger Leadership Award

William H. Roberts Public Library Distinguished Service Award

The Foundation Center's Excellence in Innovation Award

The National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award

Charlotte Magazine Best of the Best (BOB) Award

Telly Awards

Hermes Awards

Ava Awards

Gold Award - Social media campaign for One Book community read program
Gold Award - Library News & Events
Honorable Mention - Library Facebook engagement

Public Library Association Leadership Academy

Small Business Administration Award

  • Mimi Curlee, Librarian, recognized for "commitment to support small business counseling and to provide quality entrepreneurial training in the Charlotte Metro Area."

Urban Libraries Council Top Innovators

2014 Awards

  • Gold Addy, Integrated “I Can” Campaign
  • Silver Addy, “I Can” Video
  • Best of the Best (BOB) Awards
    • Children’s Activities, ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center
    • All Library Storytimes
    • Kids Free Yoga, University City Regional
  • Urban Libraries Council (ULC), Top Innovator Honorable Mention, Worksmart Process Improvement
  • Urban Libraries Council (ULC), Top Innovator Award, Strategic Approach to Programming
  •, #1 children's library in the US, ImaginOn
  • YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Awards Committee
    • Molly Collins, Librarian, recognized for service on the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) Excellence in Nonfiction Award Committee. Between November 2012 and January 2014, committee members read and evaluated more than 100 books. Molly contributed thoughtful comments and exhibited a sense of humor that made her contributions invaluable.

Leadership Recognition

  • Brian Hart, Librarian, has been named to the American Library Association (ALA) Class of Emerging Leaders 2014



  • National Association of Counties (NACo), Achievement Award for Library’s mobile application.

Leadership Recognition

  • Jason Hyatt, ImaginOn Manager, was selected to attend the Public Leadership Academy (PLA) as a Leadership Fellow
  • Ed Williams, Library Trustee, was appointed to the Executive Board of the Urban Libraries Council
  • Beatriz Guevara, Librarian, was selected to participate in the American Library Association’s (ALA) Leadership Institute as a Leadership Fellow



  • YALSA’s Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, Teen Fashion Apprentice
  • The National Association of Counties (NACo), Achievement Award for Library’s Mobile Application

Leadership Recognition

  • Beatriz Guevara, Librarian, was awarded the “I Love my Librarian” honor by the Carnegie Corporation