top of page

About the Modern Library Awards

The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is an annual program that recognizes excellence in products and services for libraries. Vendors submit entries, which are judged by LibraryWorks readers and webinar attendees — approximately 80,000 librarians in public, academic, K-12, and special libraries — who evaluate each submission based on a scale of 1-10. Each judge must have experience with the product or service rated, and each participating vendor also must provide four references from library users for each entry. The LibraryWorks staff has no influence on the scoring.
Feedback from Honorees

"I am thrilled to share my experience as a Modern Library Awards honoree, a recognition that truly celebrates excellence in library technology and services. From the moment we were notified of our award, the team at Modern Library Awards provided exceptional support and guidance, ensuring that every aspect of our recognition was highlighted to its fullest potential. Receiving this accolade has not only bolstered our reputation within the industry but has also opened doors to new collaborations and partnerships. I highly recommend the Modern Library Awards to any organization striving for recognition in the library technology space. The honor is not just a badge of distinction but a testament to the impact and value our solutions bring to libraries and the patrons who are experiencing our designs."

Dina Ruggiero | VP of Operations | Spacesaver Interiors

"Being the 2024 Product of the Year honoree had a great impact on our market presence. We were able to effectively announce the award in our marketing initiatives this year; it was a trusted public demonstration of how great our product and service is and how well recognized it is amongst librarians of all types. This is a fairly judged process, and we recommend the MLA to other companies in the library industry as it increases your visibility and the credibility of your product. Thank you, MLA organizers and judges!"

Stefano Montesano | Marketing Manager | CoLibri USA


​"EBSCO Information Services was honored to receive the Platinum MLA Award for the 5th consecutive year for our dynamic e-learning platform, PrepSTEP® for High Schools. This award, judged by library professionals, recognizes excellence in library products. The positive feedback we have received by these judges underscores our dedication to delivering top-tier resources for the library community."

Michael Laddin | Senior Vice President, EIS & General Manager | EBSCOlearning

Read more testimonials

bottom of page