PLS Awards & Scholarships
PLS offers several awards on an annual basis. The deadline for 2018 was June 29, 2018. Questions can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLS offers two building awards each year distinguished by library service area population. In even years, the award is given for renovation work. In odd years, the award is given for new construction.
Conference Scholarship Awards
Awards to encourage public librarians (professional degree not required) now in the field, or students in library school, to participate in NYLA or PLS activities.
The PLS Innovative Program Award recognizes and honors innovative, impactful programs produced in public libraries that are new to the library’s community, fulfill an identified need in the community, and which have a measurable, positive impact on the target audience
Best Practices Award (even years)
This year’s PLS Best Practices Award will be given to a public library or public library system that has focused on the best use of Web technology to promote library services.
L. Marion Moshier/Asa Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship honors a librarian who has given outstanding service to a community of population of 7,500 or less. It is given in odd years and a professional degree is not required.
PLS Leadership & Management Academy Scholarship (NOTE for 2018: This award will resume in 2019 after the L&MA program restructuring is complete).
The Public Libraries Section believes in supporting public librarians, and their pursuit to lead in the field of public librarianship. For this reason, we award a scholarship to the Leadership & Management Academy Scholarship (start date: June of the following year).
Requests for PLS Programming Support
New York Library Association roundtables and affiliates are eligible to submit a request for conference programming support from PLS. This support is intended to help finance bringing speakers to the annual NYLA conference, or other public library conferences in New York State.
To apply for PLS programming support, please complete the application form.
2018 PLS Award Winners
Public Library Building Awarda: Renovation
Best Practices Award:
Innovative Program Award:
Conference Scholarship Recipients: