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Congratulations to the 2014 NYLA Dewey Scholars and NYLA Dewey Fellows

NYLA Dewey Scholars

The NYLA-Dewey Scholarship provides financial assistance to enable an interested and deserving student to pursue a Masters Degree in Library Science at an ALA-accredited library school in New York State.  This program is sponsored by the Lake Placid Foundation and supported by contributions from NYLA members.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. Be a full- or part-time student, or been accepted into an ALA-accredited library school or school of information science located in New York State. The winner must be matriculated in a library school by the time they receive award.
2. Students must have maintained at least a B average during the semester preceding the award and transcripts must be provided to receive payment.
3. The successful candidates are expected to work in a library or library system in New York State for at least two years upon graduation.
4. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, both the student and the library school must be members of the New York Library Association.  

2014 NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award Recipients

Name of Recipient Institution Attending
Sarah Akers University at Buffalo
Elliot Andreopoulos Queens College
Carmen DiBartolomeo Long Island University
Maura Nichols University at Albany
Samantha M. Raddatz Pratt Institute
Kathleen Swingly Syracuse University
Lindsay Willert St.John’s University

NYLA Dewey Fellows

Dewey Fellowships are awarded to three NYLA members, selected by designated Section (on a rotating basis), to attend the NYLA Annual Conference. Dewey Fellows are chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

1) five or more years of experience as a librarian, (MLS not required)
2) record of accomplishment in the library profession, and
3) involvement in activities to advance the library community.

2014 NYLA Dewey Fellows Award Recipients

Representing LAMS - Kristin Charles-Scaringi

Representing PLS - Laura Dickerson

Representing SMART - Sarah Maximiek