Library system earns 2019 FLA award for innovation

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Library system earns 2019 FLA award for innovation
Library system earns 2019 FLA award for innovation
The MDPLS Technobus is able to bring digital literacy into neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County through visits to schools, parks, senior and community centers, and other events.
(Photo courtesy MDPLS)

The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) has been honored with the prestigious Florida Library Association (FLA) Award for Library Innovation for its Technobus.

The award, which recognizes an outstanding Florida library that displays innovative methods, projects, products, or organizational enhancements, such as using current and emerging technologies for service delivery, was presented to MDPLS during FLA’s annual conference in Orlando in May.

“We’re honored to be recognized for the work we’re doing to help bridge the digital divide in our community,” said Ray Baker, library director. “We’re pleased that our Technobus is able to bring digital literacy into neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County through visits to schools, parks, senior and community centers, and other events.”

The MDPLS Technobus is a mobile digital lab that provides instructor-led STEAM and digital literacy programming to people of all ages and was also recently awarded grant funding from The Children’s Trust to further enhance its services for children and youth.


This is the second consecutive year that MDPLS has been recognized with an FLA Award. In 2018, MDPLS received the FLA Award for Excellence in Marketing and Public Relations.

Learn more at www.mdpls.org.


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