Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services

About the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services Presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons' reference needs.

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2013 Winner(s)

Library a la Carte Palo Alto College Library

The Carte is staffed by librarians who provide individualized reference assistance and instruction in searching the library catalog and periodical databases. Carte staffers encourage students to participate in the Library's Information Research certificate program, which is a series of information literacy sessions that are available face-to-face or online.

Library a la Carte Palo Alto College Library

Library a la Carte

The Carte is staffed by librarians who provide individualized reference assistance and instruction in searching the library catalog and periodical databases. Carte staffers encourage students to participate in the Library's Information Research certificate program, which is a series of information literacy sessions that are available face-to-face or online. This award is sponsored by Gale Cengage Learning and presents $3,000 and a citation to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons' reference needs.