Did you miss the SMART awards presentation at conference?


Did you miss the SMART membership meeting and awards presentation at conference last month? We honored three amazing librarians for their contributions to the field. Two of the winners shared their thoughts with us.

Bill Jones, winner of the Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology, told us:

Thank you for selecting me for the Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology! It was a pleasure to be at NYLA, to present to everyone at the SMART Membership Meeting, and to make many new contacts. I look forward to being more involved with SMART in the future. Thank you!

Sarah Maximiek, winner of the 2014 Dewey Fellow Award, commented that:

I would like to thank SMART for granting me with the Dewey Fellow award for 2014. NYLA and SMART have both played important roles in my professional development as a librarian since I was a graduate student, and it is difficult for me to imagine how I would have succeeded as a librarian in NYS without the networking and assistance I received from both groups throughout my career. To be recognized by a such an accomplished and dedicated group of professionals is a honor.

In a Glass World video available


At the SMART membership meeting on Friday 11/7, René Battelle, Assistant Director of the Marcellus Free Library did a flash talk on Google Glass in the library. Here is a great video she created about Google Glass in the Marcellus Free Library: