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>PLS Awards

>Deadlines have been extended on the following awards. New deadline is July 31.

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 profession3) 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: July 31, 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: July 31, 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: July 31, 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.

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