Call for nominations: 2011 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. 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, serials 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.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail, work address and telephone number
  • Briefly describe, in an accompanying letter, the candidate’s contributions.

Send this information by September 15, 2011 using our online submission form.

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, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail, work address and telephone number
  • Brief employment history
  • A description of the candidate’s innovative use of technology stating the benefits or impact of the technology usage

Send this information by September 15, 2011 using our online submission form.

SMART Fellow Award

Apply now and receive funds to attend the NYLA Conference November 2, 2011-November 5, 2011 in Saratoga Springs!

This award recognizes a Technical or Computer Services Librarian who is looking to gain professional benefits from the continuing education and professional contacts with librarians and vendors provided by attendance at the NYLA Annual Conference. The award is given based on the applicant’s professional activities in her/his place of employment, and future potential in this area. This award is designed for new Smart members [with under 5 years membership]

The award includes full conference registration, lodging, meals, and transportation up to a maximum of $250.

To apply, please supply:

  • Nominee’s name, title, employer, e-mail, work address and telephone number
  • Brief employment history
  • Statement on how candidate will benefit from attendance at the Conference;

Send this information by September 15, 2011 using our online submission form.

Mary Edgerton
Chair, Awards Ccommittee
NYLA/ SMART
e-mail: edgertonmlibrary@gmail.com

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