Academic & Special Library Section

Excellence in Library Scholarship Award 

 

Financial Award: $500

 

The Academic & Special Library Section of the New York Library Association seeks to recognize outstanding scholarship produced by academic and special librarians or library workers in New York.

 

Criteria: Publications are judged on the basis of relevance to the field of instruction in academic or research libraries, originality, timeliness, and quality of writing (40 points total).

 

Relevance 

Originality

Timeliness 

Quality of Writing 

 

Eligibility: Applicants must be a member of NYLA and ASLS. Publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee. Publications from 2018 and 2019 can be considered for the 2020 award.

 

Submissions: Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include a letter supporting the publication and a complete citation of the publication. Whenever possible, an electronic version of the article, book, etc., should also be included.

 

Submissions due October 14th, 2020. Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/D1rqBLiX8muZBB9o7 . Questions? Contact Beth Merkle at bmerkle@museumofplay.org

 


 

Academic & Special Library Section

Outstanding Library Support Staff Award

 

Financial Award: $500

 

The Academic & Special Library Section of the New York Library Association seeks to recognize library staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the limits of the job title and who exemplify the ideal that true professionalism isn't limited to professional librarians. 

 

Nominations:

Provide a statement for your nomination with specific examples of exceptional and/or significant contributions during the past 12 months. These should include any special service to fellow employees, patrons, or communities. Self-nominations are permitted.

 

Draw on specific examples in any of the following areas:

 

Requirements:

 

Submissions due October 14th, 2020. Submit your application here: https://forms.gle/7MBbh97Azoxsxorv8 . Questions? Contact Beth Merkle at bmerkle@museumofplay.org