NYLA Awards for New Members

 

In addition to applying for any of the following awards, new members may also wish to consider the possibility of volunteering for 4 hours in exchange for a free day at the NYLA Conference. For further information, contact Lois Powell, Director of Membership Services at membership@nyla.org.


NYLA Dewey Scholarship Award

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. The recipient of this award will receive approximately $1000.00 to cover tuition costs and related expenses. In addition, the winner will receive free attendance at the first NYLA Annual Conference to be held after the awarding of the scholarship (this includes ticket to the awards banquet).
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Academic & Special Libraries Section

ASLS Excellence in Library Innovation Award - $500 for conference expenses or cash
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Public Libraries Section

PLS Conference Scholarship Award – up to $1000 toward conference expenses and NYLA/PLS registration
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PLS Continuing Education Award - $50 to $250 used to pay expenses for workshops, courses, or continuing education programs
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Youth Services Section

Ann Gibson Scholarship Award - $1000 for financial assistance for graduate studies that will lead to New York State certification as a youth specialist in a public library or school media center
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Pied Piper Award - $50 bookstore gift certificate

YSS Spring Conference Scholarship – Full conference scholarship & up to $250 for meals and lodging
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Ethnic Services Roundtable

Professional Development Award - $250 for conference expenses
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Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology

Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology - $100

SMART Fellowship Award – up to $250 for conference registration, lodging, meals & transportation
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