Northumberland County Council’s library website ‘My Library’ has won gold at the Digital Impact Awards 2012.
Digital Impact Awards are the UK’s leading awards programme to recognise, benchmark and celebrate excellence in digital stakeholder communications. Northumberland won gold for ‘Best use of digital in the public sector category’. The mini-site www.mylibrary.co.uk beat off competition from organisations such as Royal Mail and East Cambridgeshire District Council.
Northumberland County Council’s Neil Bradbury, executive member for customer relations and culture, said; “The ‘My library’ website received a fresh modern look and at a time when council services are trying to do their upmost to deliver this terrific free resource. We are truly delighted that the website is gaining recognition for its efforts.
There is a whole host of ways to use the revamped website. Customers can reserve or renew their books online, search the online catalogue as well as keeping up to date on all of the newest recommendations and library events.”
‘My library’ was launched in July 2011 and since then library membership has grown by almost 9,000. Users are now able to complete a number of key tasks online which enables the library service to work more efficiently. Every library in Northumberland now has an online presence so that residents can easily find their nearest library.
For more information on the events at your local library and to view all recommendations on the most recent stock of books visit www.mylibrary.co.uk .