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Call for Chapter Award Nominations!

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It’s that time of year – when we recognize leadership and innovation within our community. These prestigious awards acknowledge some the dedicated members of our profession who have provided outstanding contributions to our chapter and profession over the past year.

Submissions should take the form of a brief bio of the nominee, their LinkedIn profile link if available, contact information (email and/or phone number), and a paragraph outlining why they should be considered.

You are welcome to submit yourself, a colleague, a friend for any of the below awards – anyone you think has gone above and beyond!

Submissions should be sent to mailto:SLANYawardsubmissions@gmail.com by October 14th.

DANA GORDON SPECIAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Sponsored by BST America

Honors a professional librarian for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the shared purpose and goals of the library profession. Dedicated to projects and programs that enhance library service and strengthen the role and position of the library for their community, college or university, school, company, or corporation. Recognizes individual SLA NY Chapter members who have consistently developed innovative and groundbreaking initiatives in their career as: volunteers of SLA-NY, SLA NY Committees (and all members thereof), academic professionals,  vendors offering trend-setting services or products, professionals in adjunct fields.

THE PRIVCO SPOTLIGHT AWARD

Recognizes knowledge professionals for notable and unique contributions during the previous year. NYC-area website founders and bloggers, curators of distinctive collections, solo librarians, mentors and teachers, conference organizers, and other librarians typically working outside the traditional scope of SLA-NY award consideration. Non-members will be considered for this award.

SLA-NY RISING STAR AWARD

The chapter version of the SLA’s yearly award presented annually to recognize outstanding new members (five years or less) who contribute greatly to the chapter and show exceptional intuition and leadership.

COMMITTEE MEMBER AWARD

Recognizes committee members who’ve gone above and beyond the call during the previous year. Volunteering time, research, fundraising, inspiration, event organization, liaising with partner organizations, and overall passion for the work are just a few of the factors to help determine nominees.

DIVERSITY AWARD

Recognizes a librarian who promotes inclusive practices and considers aspects of diversity both inside and outside the workplace. These aspects can include but are not limited to age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity.

2016 Awards Committee

  • Heidi Crowe, Head of Kekst Intelligence, Research & Analysis (KIRA), Kekst
  • Brooke Raymond, Research Librarian, Troutman Sanders
  • Ray Pun, First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno

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