Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award

Nomination Form for Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award (PDF)

Nomination Form (doc)

The award was established in 2010 by Dr. George Bobinski, Dean and Professor Emeritus of Library and Information Studies at the University of Buffalo, to commemorate the memory and accomplishments of his wife, Mary Bobinski, Director of the Amherst Public Library in Erie County from 1973-2006. She was a past President of NYLA’s Public Library Section (PLS) and past President of the Public Library Directors Association. Mary Bobinski passed away on November 20, 2009.

Mary Bobinski

The Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award comes with a $1,200 prize and is given to a public library director who during the past two years developed or implemented an innovative program leading to an increase in financial support and/or usage of their library by:

Nomination Form and supporting documentation must be submitted to the NYLA Office by July 15.

You must be a NYLA member and attend the Annual Conference to receive the award.

Previous Recipients

2018, Galina Chernykh, Harrison Public Library

2017 - Carol McCrossen, Moffat Library Of Washingtonville

2016 - Chris Finger, Geneva Public Library

2015 - Pauline Emery, Southeast Steuben County Library

2014 - Patty Uttaro, Rochester Public Library

2013 - Judith Wines, Altamont Free Library

2012  - Susan Considine, Fayetteville Free Library

2011  - Thomas W. Galante, Chief Executive Officer, Queens Library

2010  - Brian Hildreth, Director, David A. Howe Library