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The Ellis Mount Scholarship Award

The Board of the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA NY) is pleased to once again offer the Ellis Mount Scholarship to SLA Members enrolled in any New York or New Jersey Library or Information School.

Application period: April 13 to July 30, 2018

Required items: application form, unofficial transcripts, resume, and to answer 3 short essays.

These three short essays should be not more than a paragraph. Applicants have the choice to answer the following questions.

  1. What has inspired you to go into subject librarianship? The subject itself?
  2. Why do you consider yourself a “librarian”?
  3. Where/what would be your dream library/place to work? Why?
  4. Who is your mentor? Tell us about someone who motivates, teaches, or inspires you in this field.
  5. If you could be the personal librarian of one individual, living or dead, who would it be and why?
  6. What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming library science student?

Please review the rules below regarding the scholarship:

  1. Description of the Scholarship Award:
    Scholarship awards are available to SLA NY Chapter members who are enrolled in any NJ/NY library or information school
  2. Application Period: April 13 – July 30, 2018
    No applications will be accepted past the stated deadline.
  3. Guidelines:
    • Applicants must be a member of the SLA NY Chapter.
      (Not a member? Join here (http://www.sla.org/access-membership/join-sla/). Student Membership is only $40)
    • Applicants must submit the following:
      • Application form
      • Unofficial transcripts from  graduate school
      • Resume
      • Three short essays listed in the application form
      • The completed award application form and corresponding documentation is to be submitted online to slanyscholar@gmail.com no later than July 30, 2018.
  4. Conditions of Being Granted a Scholarship Award:
    • All submission requests will be reviewed by the Scholarship Awards Committee of the New York Chapter of SLA.
    • Award recipient will provide proof of completion of the course to the Scholarship Awards Chair of the New York Chapter of SLA.
    • Award recipient will provide an article about the course taken and the benefits gained from taking the course to the Scholarship Awards Chair for review by the Board of the New York Chapter within one month after the course has concluded. The article may be included in Chapter publications or presented at a Chapter meeting.
  5. Announcement of Scholarship Award Winners:
    Award recipient will be announced and the scholarship awarded at the 2018 SLA NY Annual Meeting (date TBD). Award winners are required to attend the Annual Meeting.

The SLA NY Chapter retains the right to use the name and/or any photograph images taken at the Awards presentation to promote and publicize this scholarship program and/or Chapter activities.

Email all materials and questions to slanyscholar@gmail.com.

Complete the 2018 Ellis Mount Scholarship application form now!

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2017 SLA-NY Awards Winners!

Happy New Year!

Please join me in congratulating and celebrating the achievements of our 2017 SLA-NY Awards winners, who will be honored during an awards ceremony at our holiday party this Thursday:


Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year Award
sponsored by BST America
Clara Cabrera

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.

The SLA-NY President’s Award
Tom Eikenbrod

Awarded by the chapter President, this commendation recognizes a member for outstanding contributions that enhanced the association or furthered its goals and objectives.

The Intelligize Grants Honoring Agnes Mattis
Laura Childs and Lindsay Menachemi

Recognizing the retirement of industry giant and friend Agnes Mattis for her decades of accomplishments and contributions, these special grants will be given to two individuals: one graduate of Pratt Institute and one current Pratt student toward their attendance at the 2018 Special Libraries Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland. These grants will honor a library/research professional and a Pratt SILS student for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the shared purpose and goals of the library profession. These grants will be given to early adopters of technology with a penchant for lifelong learning and giving back to the library/info pro community.

Spotlight Award
Emily Drabinski

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.


Rising Star Award sponsored by Zignal

Cynthia Schwartz

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
Kelly Johnson and Melissa Heide

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 sponsored by Activist Insight
Lisa Lopez

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.

The Ellis Mount Scholarship
Rachel Kahn

This scholarship is in memory of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Ellis Mount (1921-2012). Ellis Mount was a former SLA-NY Chapter Member and an astute Professor at Columbia’s School of Library Service from 1964-1989. Ellis earned his Doctorate of Library Science at Columbia in 1979. During his career, he served as the Editor of the Sci-Tech Division of the SLA Newsletter and he was the recipient of the following SLA Awards – The Sci-Tech Division Achievement Award (1984), John Cotton Dana Award (1984), and SLA’s Hall of Fame (1991). Professor Mount was an author, co-author, and editor of many major works relating to the profession and he served as a consultant to libraries around the globe.

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Call for Nominations

Call for 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, the award they are nominated for, their LinkedIn profile link if available, contact information (email and/or phone number for nominee and nominator), 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 for our chapter and/or profession!

Many thanks to our fantastic corporate sponsors BST America (Dana Gordon/Special Librarian Award), Zignal (Rising Star Award), Activist Insight (Diversity Award), Social360 (President’s Award), and Intelligize (new and very special grant honoring the career of Agnes Mattis on the occasion of her retirement).

Do note there are still some award sponsorship opportunities – if your company is interested please reach out to Heidi Crowe – Heidi.Crowe@kekst.com)

Submissions should be sent to mailto:SLANYawardsubmissions@gmail.com by Friday, December 8th.

DANA GORDON SPECIAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 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.

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 SPONSORED BY ZIGNAL

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 SPONSORED BY ACTIVIST INSIGHT

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.

THE INTELLIGIZE GRANT HONORING AGNES MATTIS (two available)

Recognizing the retirement of industry giant and friend Agnes Mattis for her decades of accomplishments and contributions, these special grants will be given to two individuals: one graduate of Pratt Institute and one current Pratt student toward their attendance at the 2018 Special Libraries Association conference in Baltimore, Maryland. These grants will honor a library/research professional and a Pratt SILS student for outstanding achievement and accomplishments reflecting the shared purpose and goals of the library profession. These grants will be given to early adopters of technology with a penchant for lifelong learning and giving back to the library/info pro community. Recipients need not be current SLA members but will report back to SLA-NY after the conference via an article, blog, or webinar outlining their learnings from the conference.

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Submit your questions for 2018 Board of Directors President-Elect Candidates Kevin Adams and Hal Kirkwood

New York Chapter members,

We would like any and all questions you have for President-Elect candidates Kevin Adams and Hal Kirkwood for an upcoming B2E Meet the Candidates blog post ahead of the Board elections.  Please submit your questions by Friday, August 18th to slanewyork2017@gmail.com. The blog post will be posted early the week of August 28th and will be shared here on Connect and our Chapter social media profiles.

As a reminder, SLA 2018 Board of Directors election voting opens up at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, September 6th and concludes at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 20th. More information on all 2018 Board of Directors candidates and the election process can be found here.

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Call for Chapter Award Nominations!

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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SLA Connect – SLA’s New Online Community

SLA Connect – SLA’s New Online Community

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SLA Connect is a new online community for SLA members. It’s where we will be sharing New York chapter news and event announcements. If you want to stay in the know, you’ll need to set up email notifications for the New York community.

Here’s how you can do that:

–       Log in with your SLA credentials
–       Select “My Communities” from the Communities drop-down (in the grey navigation bar)
–       Select “New York.” It will appear if you’re a chapter member
–       Click the Settings cog and switch your email notifications to “Daily Digest”

If you’re not a member of the New York chapter, we still want to keep in touch. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or you can join our LinkedIn group. You can also email slanyannouncements@gmail.com  and ask to be added to our Chapter Events Newsletter.

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