Press Room

From the California Library Association's PRExcellence 2019-2020 Awardees pages:

The PRExcellence Awards honor the highest quality efforts of California libraries in promoting and communicating their message to their customers. Libraries are encouraged to submit their best PR materials!


There are four PRExcellence Award entry categories: Print, Electronic, Event or Campaign, and Wildcard. Up to three awards are given within each of these categories: first place winners at each of three library budget levels: under $5M, $5M-$10M, and $10M and above. A Best in Show award is also given. PRExcellence award recipients are honored and showcased during the annual CLA conference



Sonoma County Library
Sonoma Responds


From Quartex:

Having faced California wildfires, floods, and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonoma County Library chose Quartex to safeguard their numerous collections and bring them to a new audience, as well as to engage their community to build new collections that document the present and future.

View the case study, featuring Edy Dawson (Web Programmer Analyst) and Geoffrey Skinner (Cataloging and Metadata Supervising Librarian)

From Library Journal

Join us to hear the experiences of the team at Sonoma County Library and to discover the importance of digital access to their collections in light of recent challenges. The COVID pandemic, local wildfires, evacuations and extended library closures have made access to digital collections more important than ever in serving community.

We discuss their priorities in terms of presentation of their digital assets, and outline how they used features available in Quartex to structure and build their website, help with search and discovery, and provide different routes into their collections.


View the Library Journal event page or watch the video on YouTube, featuring Edy Dawson (Web Programmer Analyst) and Geoffrey Skinner (Cataloging and Metadata Supervising Librarian); with Martin Drewe (Head of Customer Experience, Adam Matthew Digital)