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Deadlines have been extended on the following awards. New deadline is July 16.

The Public Library Section of NYLA announces the following awards:

Best Practices Award
The Best Practices Award, given in even years, recognizes the use of web technologies to promote libraries and library services. The award includes $1,000 and a plaque for the library. Attendance at the 2010 NYLA Conference in Saratoga Springs is a requirement of acceptance.

PLS 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 2010 awards will be given for building renovation projects (not new construction.) All projects must have been completed by December 31, 2009 for consideration in the 2010 award cycle.

PLS Conference Scholarship Awards
NYLA/PLS is pleased to offer two 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 $1000.00, 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.

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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