BPL Wins Blue Ribbon Award For Excellence In
Library Service

April 16, 2001

BPL Staff with Blue Ribbon Award

The Birmingham Public Library (AL) was recognized for excellence in library service at the Alabama Library Association Convention in Montgomery, AL, on April 13, 2001. The Association honored the library for achievement of "Blue Ribbon Level" of Alabama Public Library Standards.

The Alabama Public Library Standards consist of seventy-one criteria that measure excellence in library service for public libraries in Alabama. An objective group of public librarians from around the state and the Standards Awards Committee of the Alabama Library Association investigate outstanding public libraries. The Alabama Library Association awards the designation of achievement at their annual convention.

"Blue Ribbon Level" achievement signifies that the Birmingham Public Library has met or exceeded the seventy-one criteria that constitute an outstanding public library. The Birmingham Public Library is one of only three public libraries in the state to be honored for achievement of Alabama Public Library Standards at the "Blue Ribbon Level."