Winter 2002

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Eisner Named Velma Moore Award Winner

Winter 2002 issue of Trustee

Joseph Eisner has been named the winner of NYSALB's Velma Moore - 2001 Award.  The presentation was made at the Award Ceremony at the annual NYLA/NYSALB conference in Albany in late October. In addition to being selected for the prestigious award Mr. Eisner received a specially designed plaque and $750. to donate to the library or library service of his choice.

Recipients of the award are selected on the basis of their contributions to the development of library services in New York State.

Mr. Eisner, who recently retired as Director of the Plainedge Public Library, has dedicated himself to the advancement of Library Science for the past 47 years.  During his years in the profession, he has served as a library director, library board trustee and library school instructor.

Through the years, he has been an active participant in innumerable regional, state and local library related committees, workshops, planning and building programs. Mr. Eisner is the author of the "Library Trustee and New York State Library Law - A Brief Introduction", originally published in New York State Bookmarks.

The Velma Moore Award was established in 1962 to honor the memory of Velma Moore who worked actively for the improvement of New York State library services from 1947 to her death in 1961.  As one of the chartered members of the Library Trustees Foundation of New York State (predecessor of NYSALB), she served two terms as Foundation president and was a member from its inception. Velma Moore also served as a trustee of the Kenmore Public Library  located near Buffalo, NY for 33 years and was the wife of Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Moore.

For information about the forthcoming 2002-Velma Moore Award, please contact the NYSALB office at 338 Broadway, 4th Floor, Albany, NY 12207 (phone:518-434-5973; fax:518-434-0072; email:

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