Translations for San Francisco Public Library – Library of the Year

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Translations for San Francisco Public Library – Library of the Year


We are very happy to share the exciting news about our long time client – the San Francisco Public Library! SFPL wins the Library of the Year 2018 award, the most prestigious library award in the country!

Established in 1992, each year the Library of the Year Award celebrates the library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity and innovation in developing specific community programs or have seen dramatic increase in library use and leadership in creating programs emulated by other libraries. You can learn more about the award by following this link.

Bilingva was selected in the RFP process as the translation vendor for SFPL back in May 2014, and has been providing language support on a daily basis for the Main Library as well as all 27 neighborhood branches ever since. Being a true leader in innovation, educational programs and outstanding service to the diverse community, SFPL has seen a significant increase in library use in the recent years, and we are happy to be part of this process and contribute to the success of this organization!

We are honored to have assisted SFPL library with our translations into Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian languages.

In addition to written translations for library publications and notices, Bilingva has been providing interpreting services to the library as well in all of these languages.

In his support of SFPL’s nomination for 2018 Library of the Year, author Dave Eggers said, “This library has real energy. It has real passion. They move quickly on initiatives and they say ‘yes.’ Contrary to some large institutions, that can be burdened by their own size and history, and which have the alacrity of a cruise ship, the SFPL is nimble, creative, and always inclined to find a way to make things happen.”

Working with the library on the daily basis, we feel the same: SFPL is an agile organization that strives for excellence and bringing the light of knowledge to its extremely diverse and multicultural community. Best of luck and we look forward to many more years of working together.