RIT wins University Library of the Year award

RIT Libraries have been named the recipients of the Rochester Area University Library of the Year Award.

The Rochester Institute of Technology won the Rochester Area University Library of the Year award. RIT will receive the award at the Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) annual meeting on June 7 at Casa Larga.

The RRLC invited library patrons in the greater Rochester area to submit nominations for its Library of the Year awards in April and determined the winners based on the quantity and enthusiasm of nominations. After reviewing over 1,300 applications for 73 libraries in the region, the RRLC selected RIT as the winner in the academic category.

“We are delighted to have been recognized by our patrons and the RRLC with this award,” said Marcia Trauernicht, Director of RIT Libraries. “We strive to provide first-class services, programs and learning spaces to faculty, students and staff at RIT. This award is a testament to the dedication of RIT Libraries staff and their work in creating a cutting-edge academic resource that meets the needs of the 21st century.”

Customers submitted comments to the RRLC praising the support staff at RIT Libraries, Collaborative Learning Spaces and Special Collections such as the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and RIT Archives Collections, and more. Visit the RRLC website to see the full list of award winners as well as comments submitted to the RRLC naming RIT.

The RRLC is a multi-type library network serving libraries and library systems in the Rochester area comprising five counties: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties. The RRLC is a member of the Empire State Library Network, which comprises the nine regional library councils in New York State.

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