Summer 2003

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Velma Moore Award Special Notice!!!

Summer 2003 issue of Trustee

It's time to submit your candidate(s) for the 2003 Velma Moore Award! Think about library community volunteers, library staffers, in fact anyone whom you believe has made an important difference to our library community, or who has traveled that extra mile to make things significantly better and or more effective for our libraries.  Submit his or her name with the relevant information and leave the rest up to NYSALB's Velma Moore committee.  

Deadline for this year's prestigious award, annually sponsored by NYSALB, is August 15, 2003.  

Remember: the award carries with it a $750 stipend to donate to the library or library service of the award winner's choice.  In addition, the winner will be presented with an attractive engraved personalized plaque to be presented at the annual NYLA/NYSALB Conference.  

The award was established in 1962 to honor the memory of Velma Moore who worked as a very effective library activist from 1947 to her death in 1961.  Mrs. Moore was one of the chartered members of the Library Trustees Foundation of New York (predecessor of today's NYSALB organization).  She served two terms as the Foundation President and also served as a trustee, for 33 years, of the Kenmore Public Library (near Buffalo, NY).  She was the wife of New York State Lieutenant Governor Frank C. Moore.  

Complete rules and nomination form for the Velma Moore competition are available from the NYSALB office.  Last year's Velma Moore winner was Mary Jo Ketchum, long time library advocate, former NYSALB trustee and past-president of the state-wide trustee's organization.  The award was presented to Mary Jo in recognition of her 22 years of service as a trustee and advocate for library service at the state, local and national levels.

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