NYLA’s Distinguished Achievement Award

[Previously known as the Above & Beyond Award which replaced the Lifetime Achievement Award]


This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant commitment to the advancement of the profession, both by service to their institution and service to NYLA.
Criteria    The Distinguished Achievement Award will be presented to a NYLA member who meets the following criteria:
•    Active NYLA member for at least 10 years
•    Has made a substantial contribution to the profession and the Association

*This award is for NYLA members who have been involved in all capacities, not just librarians and not just from the largest sections.


The recipient will receive an engraved plaque, recognition at NYLA’s Annual Conference, and honorary lifetime membership.

Recipient will be acknowledged at the Awards Banquet at NYLA’s Annual Conference, on NYLA's website, and in the NYLA Voice.

Deadline for Nominations: July 15

NYLA Distinguished Acheivement Award Nomination Form