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Libraries Division a Finalist for a 2018 Route Fifty Award
- Route Fifty Navigator Award recognizes good ideas in government -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Libraries Division Director Kelvin Watson has been nominated as a Top Finalist for a 2018 Route Fifty Navigator Award. The prestigious honor celebrates 50 national finalists who have demonstrated the ability to implement a great idea that improves public sector services and the communities they serve.

Watson and the Libraries Administration Team has been recognized for implementing his vision of the library as a dynamic space that delivers meaningful, valuable, effective and necessary services to the whole community. One key component of the transformation was refocusing staff efforts towards “Inviting the Uninvited,” where everyone regardless of age, race or income not only is welcome to use the library’s resources but feels welcomed through targeted services.

“It is an honor to be included by Route Fifty as a finalist,” says Watson. “This recognition is a confirmation of all of the hard work and effort the Broward County Library team has put into creating a 21st century library that is inclusive, welcoming and accessible.”

The Route Fifty Navigator Finalists and Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony/reception in November 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Route Fifty is an award-winning digital and events media brand covering news, technology, innovation and best practices in state, county and municipal governments across the United States.

About Broward County Libraries Division 
Broward County Libraries Divisionnamed 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than 7.5 million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually.Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter.

DATE: September 14, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division