Library Awards and Recognition

  • Library Journal Index %E2%80%93 4-Star Rating
    for San José Public Library
  • Library of the Year
    from Thomson Gale and Library Journal
  • AIASCV Honorable Mention
    for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    from the American Institute of Architects - Santa Clara Valley Chapter (AIASCV)
  • CAPIO Award of Excellence
    for the Grand Opening of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    from the California Association for Public Information Officials (CAPIO)
  • CASE Circle of Excellence Silver Award
    for Best Practices in Public or Governmental Relations
    from the Council for Advancement & Support for Education (CASE)
  • Eye's "Best" for Public Art - Editor's Choice
    from the San José Mercury News
  • Guinness World Record - Reading Aloud
    for surpassing the previous World Record for a Reading Aloud Marathon
  • Helen Putnam Award of Excellence
    for Intergovernmental Relations & Regional Cooperation
    from the League of California Cities
  • James C. Howland Gold Prize
    for Municipal Enrichment - Among Cities with Populations in Excess of 500,000
    from the National League of Cities
  • John Cotton Dana Award
    for the Building Dedication Campaign, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - Check it out!"
    from the HW Wilson Co. & the Library Administration and Management Association (ALA Division)
  • Savings by Design Award
    for Energy-Efficient Design of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library from PG&E
  • Savvy Award
    for Best Special Event, "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library - Check it out!"
    from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)
  • Silver Anvil Award and Best of Silver Anvil Award
    for Events / Observances, 7 or Less Days (Government Category)
    from the Public Relations Society of America
  • STAR Award
    for Community Event, "A Community of the Curious"
    from the States of California and Nevada Chapter / National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (SCAN / NATOA)
  • Year in Review Feature
    for Recolecciones, the King Library's public art project by Mel Chin
    from the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN)