Posted on 18 May 2009.
The Public Library Section of NYLA announces the following awards:
NYLA Dewey Fellowship
Dewey Fellowships are awarded to three NYLA members, selected by designated Section, to attend the NYLA Annual Conference. Dewey Fellows are chosen on the basis of the following criteria:
1) five or more years of experience as a librarian
2) record of accomplishment in the library profession
3) involvement in activities to advance the library community.
Dewey Fellowship pays for up to $1250 of the cost of attendance of the 2009 NYLA Annual Conference. Additionally, each Dewey Fellow will receive a $100 Gift Certificate for use at the NYLA store, and will be acknowledged on NYLA’s website, at the Annual Conference and in the NYLA Bulletin. Deadline: June 29, 2009
Outstanding Public Library Building Awards
There are two awards of $1000 each ; one award will be given to a construction project in a community serving less than 20,000, one award will go to a project in a community serving over 20,000. The 2009 awards will be given for new construction projects (not building renovations). All projects must have been completed by December 31, 2008 for consideration in the 2009 award cycle. Deadline: June 29, 2009
NYLA Conference Scholarships
NYLA/PLS is pleased to offer two (2) Conference Scholarship awards to encourage public librarians now in the field, or students in library school, to participate in NYLA or PLS activities. Each award maximum is $1300.00, which includes full conference registration, travel or other conference related expenses and membership in NYLA and PLS if the winner is not already a member. Additionally, the winner will be asked to help with staffing at the PLS booth at the conference. The winner(s) is expected to attend the annual conference including the awards ceremony. Award recipients are selected by the PLS Board upon the recommendation of the PLS awards committee. Deadline: June 29, 2009
L. Marion Moshier / Asa Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship
This award is named in honor of two New York State library pioneers who nurtured the growth of small libraries. This award honors a public library Director who has given outstanding service to a community of 7,500 or less. Award recipients are selected by the PLS Board upon the recommendation of the PLS awards committee. The award includes $1,000, a plaque for the library and inclusion on a plaque to be placed in the NYLA office. Attendance at the NYLA conference is a requirement of acceptance. Deadline: June 29, 2009
Continuing Education / Post MLS Grant
for up to $250 toward the cost of participating in continuing education or post-MLS study (four awards per year — deadlines are June 1, October 1, December 1, and February 1).
Please visit the PLS website at http://www.nyla.org/pls for more information and application instructions.