The Velma K. Moore Award was established in 1962 to honor the memory of Velma Moore, wife of former NYS Lt. Governor Frank C. Moore. From 1947 until her death in l1961, Velma actively worked to improve library service in New York State. A member of LTA from its establishment, she also served two terms as its president.
The award is presented annually at the LTA Trustee Institute and carries a cash prize of $1,000 which is given to the recipient’s library of choice. The award is granted to an individual or group of individuals who has made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York. Nominees may include trustees, a community member, staff or any group of library supporters. Please note that current LTA directors are NOT eligible and former LTA directors cannot be nominated for the award until one year after leaving their service on the LTA board.
Criteria for evaluating nominees includes service to local, county, system or state libraries which advances the effectiveness of these libraries; service in areas of legislation or other support that advances library causes; promotional services through publishing, speaking or involvement in professional or lay library groups or organization; service to state or national library organizations; and/or service on state study committees.
Nominations may be submitted by e-mail or mail. The official e-mail address for nominations is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Velma K.. Moore Award in the subject line. Submitting nominations to any other e-mail will not be accepted. You may mail nominations to: Rita Reissig, 360 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456.
Deadline for nominations is February 15, 2011. The letter of nomination must include the following for the nominee: name, address, telephone number.