Senator Hugh Farley Outstanding Advocate for Libraries Award


To recognize and honor 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.


Awards may be considered for significant contributions in at least one of the following:
•    Promotion of library services through any means of dissemination and information.
•    Promotion of creative uses of technology in the delivery of library and information services.
•    Promotion or development of a sustained legislative approach to improving the ability of libraries to provide for expanded user services.
•    Promotion or development of a program resulting in sustained increase in support for library and information activities.
•    Significant influence on attitudes of public or private officials who are in a position to support the improvement of library and information services.
•     Creation of original work, regardless of the medium used, which substantially contributes to the improvement of attitudes toward or perceptions of library and information services.


The recipient will receive an engraved plaque, recognition at Library Advocacy Day/Pre-Advocacy Day, and honorary lifetime membership.

Recipient will be acknowledged on NYLA's website, and in the NYLA Voice.