Call for Nominations: NYLA SMART Awards


The NYLA SMART Board seeks nominations for our annual awards. Please give some consideration to the award descriptions below and send us your nominations!

SMART Ellen C. Rappaport Professional Achievement Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding professional achievements of a current or former member of the Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology (SMART). A recipient shall have been a member of the Section for a minimum of three years and shall have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following areas: acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, collection management, conservation/preservation, serial control, or automation. The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive a plaque and award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference.

  • Please supply  the Nominee’s name, title, e-mail,  and address.
  • Please supply  your name and  title, e-mail,  and address.
  • Briefly describe, in an accompanying letter, the candidate’s contributions.

Send this information, your letter of nomination, and any supporting documentation by August 1, 2010  to Mary Edgerton (address below).

NEW! The Teresa Strozik Award for Innovation in Library Technology

Teresa Strozik exemplified leadership within the New York State library community through innovations in technical services.  In 2009, the SMART Board created this award to honor Teresa and those who follow in her path.

This award recognizes a current NYLA member for the innovative use of technology in a library or information setting. The recipient of this award is one who  embraces new and emerging technologies by incorporating them into their work and/or programs. For the purposes of this award, technology may be defined as traditional library technologies (cataloging, ILL, ILS, etc.) or other technologies (websites, communication tools, etc.). The recipient selected by the Section’s award committee will receive an award of $100 to be presented at the NYLA Annual Conference. The recipient will also be asked to give a brief overview of his or her technology innovation during the NYLA Annual Conference.

To apply, send an application including:

  • Name, title, employer, work address, telephone number, e-mail address;
  • Brief employment history
  • A description of the candidate’s innovative use of technology stating the benefits or impact of the  technology usage (include any supporting documentation, if appropriate)

Send this information by August 1, 2010  to Mary Edgerton (address below).

NYLA Dewey Fellowship Award

The SMART section is one of three sections eligible this year for awarding the Dewey Fellowship Award to attend the NYLA Annual Conference in 2010. Dewey Fellows are chosen on a basis of the following criteria: 1) Five or more years of experience as a librarian, (MLS not required), 2) record of accomplishment in library profession, and 3) involvement in activities to advance the library community. The Dewey Fellowship pays for up to $1250 of the cost of attendance at the NYLA Annual Conference. Costs eligible for reimbursement include; registration, attendance at the Inaugural / Awards Banquet, lodging, meals and travel. Additionally, each Dewey Fellow will receive a $100 Gift Certificate for use at the NYLA Store, and will be acknowledged on NYLA’s website, at the Annual Conference and in the NYLA Bulletin.

To apply, please provide the following information:

  • Nominee’s name, title, address, phone number and e-mail, years of experience,  and briefly provide the following in support of this nomination:
  • Nominee’s accomplishments in library profession:
  • Nominee’s contribution to the library community (i.e. involvement in Section and/or NYLA):
  • Send this information by August 1, 2010  to Mary Edgerton (address below).

NYLA/SMART Awards
Mary Edgerton
Collections and Technical Services Librarian
Nylink
State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany,   NY  12246
e-mail: edgertonm@nylink.org
Fax: (518) 432-4346

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