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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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2016 SLA NY Chapter Award Winners

2016 SLA NY Chapter Award Winners

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The SLA NY Awards Committee is thrilled to announce our award winners for 2016. Winners will be celebrated at our Annual Meeting on November 2, 2016.

Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year, Sponsored by BST America

Kara Masciangelo

From Federal Reserve tours to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and beyond, Kara’s commitment to our chapter and its members is legendary. Dana Gordon was a consummate professional well known for her expertise, creative talent, and enterprising spirit.  Her professionalism was rivaled only by her tremendous enthusiasm for the profession and her generosity in sharing her great store of knowledge with colleagues, staff and students. Kara has those qualities in spades. Colleagues, friends, and SLA contacts alike describe her as friendly, welcoming and inclusive – a true asset to our profession and Chapter.

 

President’s Award, Sponsored by Social360

Sheila Bergen and Helen Sobolik

The President’s Award provides the SLA NY President an opportunity to recognize members of the New York Chapter for outstanding contributions to SLA and/or for professional excellence. Our website is really the linchpin of all our communication efforts, and working behind the scenes to help everyone else achieve more public success this year have been Sheila Bergen and Helen Sobolik. Their reliability, efficiency and patience has been enormously appreciated!

 

The PrivCo Spotlight Award

Cathy O’Neil

This award celebrates website founders and bloggers, curators of distinctive collections, solo librarians, mentors and teachers, conference organizers, and librarians typically working outside the traditional scope of SLA-NY award consideration. As a data scientist and author of the “MathBabe” blog, we feel Cathy O’Neil strongly embodies the spirit of SLA NY. Her book Weapons of Math Destruction was published in 2016 and has been nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

 

Rising Star Award, Sponsored by Zignal Labs

Katherine Sydenham

The chapter version of the SLA’s yearly award is presented annually to recognize outstanding new members (five years or less) who contribute greatly to the chapter and show exceptional intuition and leadership. From marching in the Queens Pride March to acting as a panelist at the Financially Savvy Librarian event, Katherine is an active member of our Chapter.

 

Diversity Award, Sponsored by Activist Insight

Cynthia Tobar

This 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. Cynthia uses her passion for activism and change along with technical skills to really move the bar and make a difference. Her work on the Welfare Rights Initiative Oral History Project fits perfectly with the spirit of this award.

 

Committee Member Award

Magalie DeSince

This 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. Magalie’s work on the Diversity committee this year has been phenomenal.  She is the power and strength behind the celebration of Black History we have been able to put together for the chapter.

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2015 SLA NY Chapter Award Winners

The SLA NY Awards Committee
is pleased to announce
the 2015 SLA NY Chapter Award Winners!

 

Committee Member of the Year

Daniel Barron

 

Edge Award

We Need Diverse Books

 

President’s Award

Kara Masciangelo

Eileen Rourke

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Vida Cohen

Sarah Davis

Rebecca Hahn

 

Ellis Mount Scholarship

Hannah Sistrunk

 

SLA NY Awards Committee

Janet Peros, Chair, Matt Brown, Meredith Brown, Stacey Pilson

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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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SLA NY Managers Round Table Discussion Group

SLA NY Managers Round Table Discussion Group

Event organizers: Marcy Winkler

Date of event: Friday June 17th

Time of event : 8-9am

Come to the June SLA NY Managers round table discussion group for chapter members currently in management positions. This group will provide an informal network for participants to seek advice and share best practices with their peers.

Location of event: Financier Patisserie, 35 Cedar Street at 10 Liberty Plaza, between Pearl and William.
Near Fulton Street stops of the A, C and Wall Street stop of the 2, 3,4 or 5 subway lines.

Cost for event is free, but members must pay for their own breakfast.

Register Now!

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