Dewey Fellowship

FLS Dewey Fellowship

The FLS Board is pleased to announce the Section’s participation in NYLA’s 2020 Dewey Fellowship Award program.  Each year, half of the Sections of NYLA are eligible to select a member of their Section to attend the Annual Conference, all expenses paid.

The FLS Dewey Fellow will be chosen on the basis of the following criteria: three or more years of volunteer experience as a member of a Friends of the Library organization (e.g., an officer or committee chair of a Friends group; a board member of NYLA’s Friends of Libraries Section); a record of accomplishments as a Friends member; and personal involvement in activities to advance the library community (e.g., activism on the local or state level, service on FLS Executive Board, service on an FLS committee).  The applicant must be a personal member of FLS/NYLA or a member of a Friends group that is a current organizational member of FLS/NYLA.  Individuals may only receive one FLS Randall Enos Conference Scholarship or FLS Dewey Fellowship in their lifetime.

The FLS Dewey Fellowship Award will pay a maximum of $1,000 of the cost to attend the 2020 NYLA Annual Conference scheduled for Saratoga Springs from Wednesday, November 4 through Saturday, November 7.  Reimbursements include: registration, a pre-conference continuing education seminar, tickets for various meal functions, lodging, and travel.  The award is underwritten by the Lake Placid Foundation and is awarded by FLS in even-numbered years.  One nominee will be chosen.  The Section nominee is ultimately reviewed by the NYLA Awards Committee and approved by NYLA Council.

The FLS Dewey Fellowship Award Committee will review all eligible applications and notify applicants of the final results in August 2020. Download an application below.

To submit an application please complete the form and email it, along with all accompanying documentation, to Anne Andrianos, FLS Scholarship Coordinator, at As an alternate option, you may submit three copies of the completed form along with three sets of any supporting materials by mail to Anne Andrianos, 4340 Young Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Please submit your nomination in one format only (electronic or paper).

FLS Dewey Application 2020 – PDF
FLS Dewey Application 2020 – Word Document