Academic & Special Library Section

Excellence in Library Scholarship Award 

 

Financial Award: $500

 

The Academic & Special Library Section of the New York Library Association seeks to recognize outstanding scholarship produced by academic and special librarians or library workers in New York.

 

Criteria: Publications are judged on the basis of relevance to the field of instruction in academic or research libraries, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing (40 points total).

 

Relevance 

Originality

Timeliness 

Quality of Writing 

 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of NYLA and ASLS. Publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee. Publications from 2018 and 2019 can be considered for the 2020 award.

 

Submissions: Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include a letter supporting the publication and a complete citation of the publication. Whenever possible, an electronic version of the article, book, etc., should also be included.

 

Submissions due June 30, 2020. Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/D1rqBLiX8muZBB9o7 . Questions? Contact Beth Merkle at bmerkle@museumofplay.org

 


 

Academic & Special Library Section

Outstanding Library Support Staff Award

 

Financial Award: $500

 

The Academic & Special Library Section of the New York Library Association seeks to recognize library staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the limits of the job title and who exemplify the ideal that true professionalism isn't limited to professional librarians. 

 

Nominations:

Provide a statement for your nomination with specific examples of exceptional and/or significant contributions during the past 12 months. These should include any special service to fellow employees, patrons, or communities. Self-nominations are permitted.

 

Draw on specific examples in any of the following areas:

 

Requirements:

 

Submissions due June 30, 2020. Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/7MBbh97Azoxsxorv8 . Questions? Contact Beth Merkle at bmerkle@museumofplay.org

 


 

 

Rapid Response Mini Grant

 

Smaller academic and special libraries might not have access to contingency funds from their institution or governing body to enable them to continue services and operations from home offices or alternate sites. To assist these libraries, the Academic & Special Libraries Section (ASLS) of the New York Library Association (NYLA) is ready to rapidly deploy funds to its members.

 

Five (5) grants of up to $500 each will be awarded to ASLS members or ASLS institutional members to support the continuation of services during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Examples of fundable needs include:

Grants will be awarded weekly until the funds are expended or until May 31, 2020. 

 

 

Grant Round

Deadline

Funds Distributed

Week 1

March 27, 2020

March 30, 2020

Week 2

April 3, 2020

April 6, 2020

Week 3

April 10, 2020

April 13, 2020

Week 4

April 17, 2020

April 20, 2020

Week 5

April 24, 2020

April 27, 2020

Week 6

May 1, 2020

May 4, 2020

Week 7

May 8, 2020

May 11, 2020

Week 8

May 15, 2020

May 18, 2020

Week 9

May 22, 2020

May 26, 2020

Week 10

May 29, 2020

June 1, 2020

 

Grant applications will be reviewed weekly by the ASLS Board and evaluated by the following criteria:

Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/9Ng8UyyvUXsWqAVs8. Questions? Contact Beth Merkle at bmerkle@museumofplay.org