Let’s Go to Work recognized for quality and value to SC citizens

(left to right) Mark Wade, Assistant Commissioner; Mark Gamble, Media Resource Consultant; and Matt Daugherty, Resource Specialist receiving the Notable State Document award for 2016 from Leesa Aiken, SCSL Director., March 17, 2017 at the State Library in Columbia.

(left to right) Mark Wade, Assistant Commissioner; Mark Gamble, Media Resource Consultant; and Matt Daugherty, Resource Specialist receiving the Notable State Document award for 2016 from Leesa Aiken, SCSL Director., March 17, 2017 at the State Library in Columbia.

The main outreach publication about VR services, Let’s Go to Work, recently received a Notable State Document Award for 2016 from the SC State Library (SCSL).

South Carolina state documents provide a wealth of information, statistics, and a broad range of knowledge about our state. This annual award recognizes state government publications of outstanding merit and usefulness to the citizens of South Carolina.

A panel of librarians and state employees selected the documents, grading the publications based on their designs, writing styles, and breadth of information. The judges chose a diverse group of documents for recognition, including the SC K-12 School Technology Initiative, an Interactive Journal of the October Historic Rain and Flooding, and the SC Natural Resources Blog and SC Coastal Resources Blog.

The Notable Documents awards program began in 1991 to recognize exemplary documents published during the previous calendar year and are announced in honor of Freedom of Information Day.

“The Notable Documents awards are presented every year to focus on the important value of information compiled and produced by state governmental agencies and to emphasize the importance of open and equal public access to this information,” says State Library Director Lisa Aiken.

Last year, VR’s website received a Notable State Documents Award for 2015.