Savannah, GA, April 19, 2021 - Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for April 2021 - April 2022. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Live Oak Public Libraries.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver employee retention and increased innovation.
"We are proud to be certified as a Great Place to Work. Special thanks goes to all of our library staff for their hard work to make us a better organization. Library staff have shown great leadership, strength and resilience this year, stepping up to the challenge of an unprecedented time in our history. And we celebrate our library customers and community partners as our focus and what motivates us every day," said David Singleton, Library Executive Director.
LOPL is the only library system in the United States and the only Savannah-based employer to be currently recognized as a Great Place to Work®. View the Library's profile here.
Highlights from Live Oak Public Libraries' survey results include:
· 86% of employees at Live Oak Public Libraries say it is a great place to work compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.
· 95% of employees say that when you join the organization, you are made to feel welcome.
· 92% of employees say I'm proud tell others I work here.
· 90% of employees say that customers would rate the service we deliver as "excellent".
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Global Recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Live Oak Public Libraries is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
"While we are delighted with the results, we will continue to use the feedback from the survey to help us create an even better workplace for all," Singleton added.
Live Oak Public Libraries invites customers to share how the Library has made a difference in their lives through words, pictures, and videos, all of which can be submitted online at liveoakpl.org.librarystory. Participants are also encouraged to connect on social media using the tags @liveoakpl and #mylibrarystory.
Click here to read the Live Oak Public Libraries 2020 Community Report to discover more ways that Live Oak Public Libraries empowers individuals and strengthens communities.