NYLA’s Distinguished Service 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.
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 and recognition at NYLA’s Annual Conference.
The 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 7th
2023 - Kelly Harris, John Jermain Memorial Library
2022 - Melissa Jacobs, New York City Office of Library Services
The NYLA Distinguished Service Award replaced the Above & Beyond Award.
Previous Above & Beyond Award Recipients
2020 - Dr. Barbara Stripling
2019 - Jean Sheviak
2018 - Carol Desch
2017 - Kathy Miller
2016 - Rocco Staino
2015 - Richard Naylor
2014 - Lisa Wemett
The NYLA Above and Beyond Award replaced the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Previous Lifetime Achievement Recipients
2013 - Marcia Eggleston and Meg Van Patten
2011 - Sarah Kelly Johns
2010 - Frances R. Roscello