Leadership and Management Section | Our Scholarships

LAMS is pleased to announce the awardees of the LAMS 2023 NYLA Conference Scholarships in three categories:

  • Grace Frenzel, Avon Free Public Library - New Director 
  • Sophia Skeans, Queens Public Library - Support Staff
  • Chelsie Russo, Wead Library Malone - Administrative Staff

The awards are $800 each and will be sent to the selected candidates after registering for the NYLA conference to be held November 1 through November 4, 2023, in Saratoga Springs. The stipends can be used to cover conference costs at the winners’ discretion. Congratulations to our award recipients, and thank you to everyone who applied!

Scholarship Criteria:

 All applicants submitted a letter from a professional reference and an application in the form of a letter which included:

  • Why do they wish to attend conference?
  • How will the experience benefit their work?
  • How will they share what they learn with co-workers and/or colleagues?
  • What are their professional goals?
  • How will attending the conference help them achieve those goals?

 In addition, scholarship winners must be LAMS members at the time of the award. All applicants were reviewed by the LAMS Scholarship Committee.