Although he has been with Broward County for less than four years, Kelvin Watson has a long and illustrious career serving this, and each community he has touched as a librarian, friend and innovator. His hard work brought him professional, excellence and achievement awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Named Librarian of the Year in 2019 by the Florida Library Association (FLA), he went on to lead the Broward County Library System to be recognized by the FLA as the 2020 Library of the Year.
Kelvin Watson is committed to providing library and information access to all. To achieve his vision to decrease barriers and increase equitable access through technology, public outreach and expansion of programs and services, he has launched award-winning programs and initiatives that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families; veterans, and active-duty members of the military; the homeless; and individuals re-entering the community after incarceration. Positivity Pays is proud to select this community hero for his continuing service to the people of South Florida and beyond.