Dewey Fellowship

FLS Dewey Fellowship

FLS is pleased to participate in NYLA’s Dewey Fellowship program.  Each year, four Sections of NYLA are eligible to select a NYLA member to attend the Annual Conference, all expenses paid.  The award is underwritten by the Lake Placid Foundation and will be awarded by FLS in even years.  One Section nominee will be chosen.  The recommended candidate’s application is ultimately reviewed by the NYLA Awards Committee.  The fellowship award is then approved by NYLA Council.

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 former 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.  Current members of the FLS Executive Board are not eligible for the fellowship.

The FLS Dewey Fellowship Award will pay a maximum of $1,000 of the cost to attend the NYLA Annual Conference, generally held in early November at different locations across New York State.  Reimbursements include: registration, a pre-conference continuing education seminar, tickets for various meal functions, lodging, and travel.  

FLS is able to award a Dewey Fellowship again in 2020.

The applicant needs to file a completed application by 5 p.m. on June 15, 2020.  Please download and complete the application below. The application packet should be submitted to:the Coordinator of the FLS Dewey Fellowship Award.

The FLS Dewey Fellowship Award Committee will review all eligible applications and notify applicants of the final results in late summer 2020. 

The 2020 NYLA Annual Conference is November 4 - 7 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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