Trustee Recognition: Linda Griffin

Lin is an exceptional trustee. Her history as an avid library supporter is extensive. She’s served multiple terms on the Ogdensburg Public Library board, including the role of President. She also served on the North Country Library System’s board for many years. She’s been active with the library’s Friends group which includes being a liaison between the Friends group and the board. She actively attends workshops to further her education as a trustee and library supporter. She also advocates for her library on the local level, with the county, and writes and visits state legislators. She’s a dedicated volunteer and sets a good example of what a library trustee should be.

She was also North Country Library System’s Trustee of the Year in 2015.

With both her head and her heart, Lin supports the library financially, intellectually and emotionally.

 

Is there a trustee whom you would recommend for recognition on LTA’s homepage? Please contact Tim Gavin at tgavin@librarytrustees.org

Mary Ellen Darling, from the Pioneer Library System joins LTA board

 

 

  • Mary Ellen Darling is the representative for the Pioneer Library System, serving Ontario, Wyoming, Wayne and Livingston Counties. She is a trustee of the Pioneer Library System and the Phelps Community Memorial Library.
  • She is a life-long educator working as a former teacher and school administrator.
  •  She is a strong advocate for adult literacy working on the local, state and national levels. She supports Literacy Volunteers of Ontario-Yates as a tutor, trainer, and board member and serves as a member of the Literacy NY trainer corps training literacy affiliates across New York. Mary Ellen is a certified trainer for the English Language Learner Assessment, BEST Plus and for the US Dept. of Education’s Learning to Achieve program working with tutors who support people with Learning Disabilities.
  •  Her family owns a Christmas tree farm keeping her busy year round. 
  • Her passion is reading and trying to stay on top of the changing technology.


maryellendarling@gmail.com

Nominations for Awards deadline is February 26th

Each year LTA offers three awards that are presented at the annual Trustee Institute. It is time to submit your nominations for your outstanding candidates. February 26, 2016 is the deadline for applications. The Institute to be held in Plattsburgh, May 6-7, 2016.

The Velma K. Moore Award is a statewide award that honors the memory of Velma Moore, a founding member of LTA and wife of former NYS Lt. Governor Frank C. Moore. Who is eligible? Any individual or group that has made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York State. Nominations can be made by anyone in the library community.

Two awards are offered for individuals from the counties served by the three library systems which are hosting the 2016 Institute: Clinton-Essex Franklin, North Country and Southern Adirondack Systems.

The Outstanding Trustee award will go to a trustee who has shown a true understanding of their role as a Trustee and demonstrated unusual dedication and expertise in their role as trustee. The Outstanding Friend award will be presented to an individual in a Friend’s group who has given extraordinary service as a Friend.

You can find more details about the awards and how to submit nominations by clicking on this link.

Links to submit applications online:
Velma K. Moore Award (Statewide)
Outstanding Trustee and Outstanding Friend Awards (Regional)

I hope to hear from you soon and I hope to see you at the 2016 Institute!

Jean Currie

LTA Awards Committee

Eligibility

Any individual or group of individuals who has made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York State is eligible for nomination. These nominees may be trustees, library boards or any group of library supporters. Nominations can be made by anyone in the library community in New York State.

Criteria for Evaluating Nominees

Measurable service to local, county, system or state libraries, advancing the effectiveness of these libraries.
Service in areas of legislation or other support that advances library issues with local, state or federal government.
Promotional services through publishing, speaking or involvement in professional or lay library groups or organizations.
Service to state or national library organizations, e.g. Library Trustee Association, United for Libraries, New York Library Association, American Library Association.
Service on State study committees.

Nominating Procedure

The letter of nomination should include:

Name and address of nominee.
Library affiliation.
A statement of not more than 250 words on the reason for the nomination.
Your name and contact information.

Nominations may be submitted by e-mail to: jcurrie@librarytrustees.org or by

mail to: Jean Currie
LTA Velma K. Moore Award Committee
7872 County Rd 153
Interlaken, NY 14847 or

on line:
Velma K. Moore Award Nomination Form

Deadline for receipt of nominations is FEBRUARY 26, 2016

Award Presentation

The Award, a $1,000 cash prize and award, will be presented to the recipient’s library or system of choice. The Award will be presented to the winner at the LTA TRUSTEE INSTITUTE, May 6th & 7th, 2016, in Plattsburgh, NY.

The Velma K. Moore Award was established to honor the memory of Velma Moore, one of the charter members of the Foundation (now LTA) and wife of former New York State Lt. Governor Frank C. Moore. Mrs. Moore worked actively for the improvement of library service in New York State from 1947 until her death in 1961. Mrs. Moore served two terms as president and was a member of the Board from its establishment. For thirty-three years Mrs. Moore was a Trustee of the Kenmore Public Library near Buffalo, New York.

The award was originally established in 1962, and made annually, with a gift from the Moore family.

Regional Awards – Outstanding Trustee & Outstanding Friend

One award for an Outstanding Trustee and one award for an Outstanding Friend, from the library systems participating in the 2016 Trustee Institute – Clinton Essex, North Country, and Southern Adirondack – will be awarded during the May 2016 Trustee Institute to be held in Plattsburgh, NY.

Outstanding Trustee Award: This award will be presented to a trustee who has shown a true understanding of his/her role as a trustee and has demonstrated unusual dedication and expertise in their role as a library trustee.

Outstanding Friend Award: This award will be presented to an individual in a Friends’ group who has given extraordinary service as a Friend, and to recognize his/her efforts to make our libraries a vibrant, active, and essential force in our communities.

Nominating Procedure

Nominations may be submitted online.

The letter of nomination should include:
Name and address of nominee.
Library affiliation.
A statement of not more than 250 words on the reason for the nomination.
Your name and contact information.

Nominations may also be submitted: by email to jcurrie@librarytrustees.org or

by mail to:

Jean Currie
LTA Awards Committee
7872 County Rd 153
Interlaken, NY 14857 or

on line:
Outstanding Trustee or Outstanding Friend Award Nomination Form

Deadline for receipt of nominations is FEBRUARY 26, 2016

LTA Notice of Awards and Call for Nominations

LTA Awards

The Library Trustees Association of New York (LTA) presents awards each year at its Trustee Institute. This year, that Trustee Institute is held May 1st & 2nd, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY. Nominations for awards are accepted until March 6, 2015.

Statewide Award

Velma K. Moore Award

Eligibility

Any individual or group of individuals who has made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York State is eligible for nomination. These nominees may be public library trustees, library boards or any group of library supporters. Nominations can be made by anyone in the library community.

Criteria for Evaluating Nominees

  • Measurable service to local, county, system or state libraries, advancing the effectiveness of these libraries.
  • Service in areas of legislation or other support that advances library issues with local, state or federal government.
  • Promotional services through publishing, speaking or involvement in professional or lay library groups or organizations.
  • Service to State or national library organizations, e.g. Library Trustee Association, United for Libraries, New York Library Association, American Library Association.
  • Service on State study committees.

History

The Award, a $1500 cash prize and award, will be presented to the recipients library or system of choice. The Award will be presented to the winner at the LTA TRUSTEE INSTITUTE, May 1st & 2nd, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY.

The Velma K. Moore Award was established to honor the memory of Velma Moore, one of the charter members of the Library Trustees Foundation of New York State (later NYSALB and now LTA) and wife of former New York State Lt. Governor Frank C. Moore. Mrs. Moore worked actively for the improvement of library service in New York State from 1947 until her death in 1961. Mrs. Moore served two terms as president and was a member of the Board from its establishment. For thirty-three years Mrs. Moore was a Trustee of the Kenmore Public Library near Buffalo, New York.

The award was originally established in 1962, and is made annually with a gift from the Moore family

Regional Awards

One award for an Outstanding Trustee and one award for an Outstanding Friend, from the systems participating in each years Trustee Institute (in 2015, they are Onondaga, Mid-York, North Country, and Finger Lakes). The awards will be presented during the May 2015 Trustee Institute May 1st & 2nd, 2015, at the DoubleTree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY.

Outstanding Trustee

This award will be presented to a public library trustee who has shown a true understanding of the role of a trustee and has demonstrated unusual dedication and expertise to carrying out that role.

Outstanding Friend

This award will be presented to an individual in a Friends group who has given extraordinary service as a Friend in recognition of those efforts to make our libraries a vibrant, active, and essential force in our communities.

Nominating Procedure

Nominations may be submitted online by filling out the following form(s):

Statewide Award: Velma K. Moore Nomination Form (Click Here)

Regional Awards: Outstanding Trustee or Friend Nomination Form (Click Here)

The letter of nomination should include:

  • Name and address of nominee.
  • Affiliation (library, system, elected official, etc.).
  • A statement of not more than 250 words on the reason for the nomination.
  • Your name and contact information.

Nominations may also be submitted:
by email to jcurrie@librarytrustees.org or
by mail to:
Jean Currie
LTA Awards Committee
7872 County Rd 153
Interlaken, NY 14857

Deadline for receipt of nominations is MARCH 6, 2015