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SLIS Advisory Board Member Selected as Jurist for Library Building Award Program

April 10, 2015

School of Library and Information Science Advisory Board member Clyde Scoles, Director of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, was recently selected to serve as a jurist with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA). He joins Drew Harrington (University of Portland), James Richard (richard + bauer), Doug Stevie (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.), Director John Szabo (Los Angeles Public Library), and Christine Verbitzki (GUND Partnership) on the six-person jury for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award Program.

The jury is currently reviewing the 81 library projects constructed in the United States in 2014 and narrowing down the field of candidates throughout several rounds. The winning entries will be announced this June at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, California.

AIA and ALA created the Library Building Award Program to encourage excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries and to distinguish accomplishments in library architecture. Any library building project designed by architects licensed in the United States is eligible for entry. The libraries may be built anywhere in the world and the program is open to all types of libraries that permit public access.  To learn more about the awards and view past recipients, visit