Demco Library Innovative Award
Presented by the Illinois Library Association and Demco.

This award recognizes a library, library consortium, or library system's achievement in planning and implementing an innovative or creative program or service, which has had measurable impact on its users.  The purpose of this award is to encourage innovation by highlighting the overall activities of a library (including staff, administration, governance, and volunteers) in successfully marshalling its resources to benefit its users.

Libraries, library consortiums, or library systems of any size and type are eligible for this award.


  • The recipient must be a library rather than an individual.
  • The nominee will have designed and executed an innovative or creative program or service.
  • The program or service must have had a measurable impact on its users.
  • Innovation can be what is new to a particular library and library population and has a major impact on the community.

Award Winners
The recipient will be presented with a plaque, provided by Demco, and $1,000 financial award.

Nomination Deadline
May 15


Nomination Submissions
The nominator’s statement of support should address all criteria under the individual awards as outlined.  Nominator must submit the nomination form and attach all support statements, letters, and documentation, etc. required by the award’s criteria. ILA must receive all nominations by May 15.

See previous Demco Library Innovative Award winners