Product of the Year Award earned by Apollo

by | Dec 11, 2015 | Awards, Past News

Our Apollo ILS/LSP has been ranked by users as the 2016 Product of the Year. Apollo topped 50 other automation and other products in the Modern Library Awards by LibraryWorks, Inc. LibraryWorks created these MLA awards to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format. See the exciting full results here.

Candidate products were submitted in fall 2015 and were posted on a private site with descriptions and attendant materials. For judging, the link was sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians. Only customers experienced with nominated products were permitted to judge the products. Each judge scored the product on a numeric basis from 1-10 on a series of questions regarding functionality, value, customer service, etc. Apollo excelled with a 9.8 score!

Of the array of awards, which includes honorable mentions, silver, gold, and platinum award levels, Apollo received the top award of all: Product of the Year, besting all 50+ contenders. This is Apollo’s second consecutive year at the top of the MLAs; in 2015, Apollo earned the Platinum award.

“These results again reflect the deeply meaningful win-win arrangement we have with our customers,” said Clark Charbonnet, founder and principal of Biblionix. “Our company’s commitment is solely to public libraries. This singular focus and Apollo’s design as an LSP makes for an elegant, easy-to-use product that delights today’s public libraries. We sincerely appreciate our customers and their time spent judging. Moreover, this recognition inspires us anew to constantly innovate and deliver superior service to delight our loyal librarians.”


  1. Michelle Mears

    Congrats to the Biblionix crew on this award! It is well deserved. I tell everyone in my professional circles how happy we are with Apollo and how easy it is to use. The comment above says it all…elegant and delightful!

  2. Beth K. Sorenson

    Congratulations! That is fantastic news. Apollo has so many features that meet the needs of both our staff and users and yet is so easy to use. I appreciate the quick response from the Apollo staff whenever we have questions.

  3. Lori Fisher

    Congratulations to Clark and his staff! A well-deserved award for a fantastic product and a company that understands customer service.

  4. Melissa A. Kane


  5. Kelly Skovbjerg

    Many heartfelt congratulations to you and your team, Clark! What an accomplishment. We recommend Biblionix all the time!

  6. Jimanne Durkee

    Congratulations! It was in March of 2008 that we, the volunteers of a small library, were looking for something to help us in cataloging. We have no librarian and none of us had library cataloging experience. We were cataloging in a word document and were in need of help. We wanted something that would be easy for us to use and was not costly. We found Apollo and have been happy since. It is so easy and user friendly and support is wonderful. We definitely think it is the “Product of the Years”. Thank you, Biblionix.

  7. Teresa Hayes

    Congratulations – you deserve the award!

  8. Cathryn Clark-Dawe

    The other day I was at a meeting with other librarians who were complaining about the hassle of getting materials deleted from our statewide system. I tried very hard to keep the smugness out of my voice when I mentioned that Apollo took care of all of that for me!

  9. Jennifer Coffey

    Woo hoo!

  10. Morgan McMillian

    Congratulations, Biblionix! Keep up the good work!

  11. Kim Earnest

    WOW!!!!!! How cool! Way to go guys (and girls). I’m not surprised by it thought…you guys deserve a 10.

  12. Ann Steuernagel

    Congratulations to everyone at Biblionix! We at Abbie Greenleaf Library migrated to APOLLO in 2015 and we are so pleased that we did. The software has made our work so much easier and customer support has been primo! I was new to my job at Abbie and I was nervous about making such a big decision to switch the catalog software. I was so relieved and pleased that it has all worked out so well. Thank you!

  13. Pam Witt

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! You guys just keep getting better and better 🙂

  14. Leslie MacGregor

    You are so very, very deserving of that award, and I am so happy that you were recognized for your extraordinary product and customer service!

  15. Shanda Subia

    That’s awesome! Congratulations! Well deserved, for sure. We love Biblionix!

  16. Jan Steele

    Congratulations on your award! What a well-deserved honor! We love Apollo and are proud to be part of the Biblionix family.

    Lago Vista Public Library, Texas

  17. Glenys Rasmussen

    Congratulations!!! Well deserved. We love our Apollo!

  18. Valerie Stewart-Rice

    Congratulations! You have earned it! Cascade Public Library and its staff love all of you!

  19. Gayle Roberts


  20. Janet Gigee

    Congratulations! It is wonderful news and well deserved. In 15 years, we had 4 different automation systems. Yours is the best by far for ease of use and support.

    Before I initially contacted you, I talked to a librarian in Maine. She said that as long as she was the director at the library, she would never change from Biblionix. I agree with her wholeheartedly.

    Spalding Memorial Library – Athens, Pennsylvania

  21. Pat Garrett

    Congratulations! Our library appreciates Apollo – user friendly.

  22. Rachel Nash

    Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  23. Michelle A. Wheeler

    Wow! Congratulations! Apollo definitely deserves the award! Thanks for including a link sharing about the company’s beginning. I had no idea how much of a family business it truly is!! What an amazing story!

    Again, congratulations! I have nothing but great things to tell others about your company and system. Thanks for making our job easier! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

    Dunkerton Public Library, Iowa

  24. Vicki L. Christensen

    Congratulations!! You deserve it!! We LOVE this product!
    Thank you for your product and your continual service to our Library!



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