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May 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Fred Wong, fwong@naco.org

CONTACT: Donna Scott-Martin, 301-699-3500

Prince George’s County Earns National Achievement Award for Using Data Visualization to Improve Performance in the Category of Libraries

Washington – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

 
NACo recognized PGCMLS for Using Data Visualization to Improve Performance in the category of Libraries. The County Library System uses Tableau Software to track collections activity in order to optimize Library resources and services for the benefit of our customers. Tableau is used to create statistical reports that facilitate data driven decision making. The Library’s data is converted into appropriate actions and goals that enhance our customer’s experience.

 
PGCMLS Co-CEO Michelle Hamiel had this to say about the NACo award: “We are delighted to receive this honor! Using data allows the Library to make customer focused decisions. We get insight into our customers’ journeys and behaviors with library resources, giving us the opportunity to connect all Prince George’s County residents with the best resources to meet their needs.”

 
NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

 
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

 
NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

 
Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

 

About National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. Learn more at www.naco.org

 
About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Lynda.com, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at www.pgcmls.info.