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Call for Nominations


Each year, NYLA honors individuals and organizations for their support, leadership and advocacy of libraries and intellectual freedom at the Annual Conference.

We are now accepting nominations for the following Awards and Scholarships. Nominations are due JULY 15.

The Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award
The Outstanding Advocate of Libraries Award recognizes and honors an individual who, or a group that, has made a far reaching, sustained contribution to the promotion and/or support of library and information services to the people of New York State or residents within a designated service area within the State. Recognition may include lifetime NYLA membership, citation, and gift.

Outstanding Service to Libraries Award
The Outstanding Service to Libraries Award recognizes and honors an individual who, or a group that, has made a significant, sustained contribution to the development, promulgation, growth or extension of library/information services to the people of NYS or to residents within a designated service area within the State. Recognition may include lifetime NYLA membership, citation, and gift.

SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award
The SirsiDynix Intellectual Freedom Award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that furthers the cause of intellectual freedom in New York State.

Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award
The Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director Award recognizes a public library director who has developed or implemented an innovative program leading to an increase in financial support and/or usage of their library.

Please also note that the NYLA Sections & Roundtables offer awards and scholarships - Click here for a listing.