Upstart Innovation Award
About the Upstart Innovation Award The Upstart Innovation Award, sponsored by Upstart, a Demco company, (formerly the Highsmith Library Innovation Award) recognizes a public library's innovative and creative service program to the community. Any innovative, cutting-edge program, activity or service will be considered. Has your library developed a dynamic solution to a problem? Have you been able to reach a special population through a unique program? Has your special marketing campaign brought dramatic, measurable results? If so, you're eligible to apply.
previously the Highsmith Library Innovation Award
Waukegan (Ill.) Public Library
“Bus to Us” is a field-trip program, which brings hundreds of elementary school children to the library for engaging, curriculum-guided visits. The program not only provides significant educational opportunity, but also improves awareness of the library and its services.