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NYLA Awards

NYLA is accepting nominations for the following awards (due dates mary vary):

Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award

The Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award recognizes and honors an individual who, or a group that, has made a far reaching, sustained contribution to the promotion and/or support of library and information services to the people of New York State or residents within a designated service area within the State. Recognition may include lifetime NYLA membership, citation, and gift. Deadline for nominations is August 31.

Outstanding Service to Libraries Award

The Outstanding Service to Libraries Award recognizes and honors an individual who, or a group that, has made a significant, sustained contribution to the development, promulgation, growth or extension of library/information services to the people of NYS or to residents within a designated service area within the State. Recognition may include lifetime NYLA membership, citation, and gift. Deadline for nominations is August 31.

SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award

The SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that furthers the cause of intellectual freedom in New York State. Deadline for nominations is August 31.

Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award

The Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award recognizes a public library director who has developed or implemented an innovative program leading to an increase in financial support and/or usage of their library. Deadline for nominations is August 31.

NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award

The NYLA-Dewey Scholarship provides financial assistance to enable an interested and deserving student to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State.

The recipient of this award will receive approximately $1000.00 to cover tuition costs and related expenses. In addition, the winner will receive free attendance at the first NYLA Annual Conference to be held after the awarding of the scholarship (this includes ticket to the awards banquet). Deadline for nominations is September 30.

Dewey Fellowship Award

Dewey Fellowships are awarded to three NYLA members, selected by designated Sections, to attend the NYLA Annual Conference. Deadline for nominations is August 31.

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