Trustee

Winter 2010

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NYSALB Board of Directors to Present Three Awards

Suzanne T. Stockman, Chairman Awards Committee, NYSALB Board of Directors

Winter 2010 issue of Trustee

In an effort to more fully honor outstanding service given by various individuals or groups to the library community throughout New York State, the NYSALB Board of Directors will present three awards annually, beginning in 2010, in addition to the Velma K. Moore Award:

  1. Distinguished Service Award: This award, which has been presented twice in the past, will be conferred annually to an individual or group of people for noteworthy achievement, as evidenced by substantial activities or exceptional service, to the library community. Recipients will be nominated and selected on a state-wide basis by the NYSALB Board of Directors and the award will be presented annually at the Trustee Institute.
  2. Outstanding Trustee Award: This award, to be newly instituted in 2010, 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 trustee. The award will be presented to either a currently-serving system trustee or local library trustee and nominations will be solicited from Presidents of Boards and Library systems in the geographic area in which the Trustee Institute is held each year. The recipients will then be selected by the NYSALB Board and the awards will be presented to the recipients from that geographic area at the annual Trustee Institute.
  3. Outstanding Friends Award: This award, also to be newly initiated in 2010, will be presented to an individual in a FRIENDS group who has given extraordinary service as a FRIEND and to recognize his/her contribution in helping to make our libraries a vibrant, active, and essential force in our communities. Nominations will be sought from the Presidents of local and system FRIENDS organizations in the geographic area in which the Trustee Institute is held each year. The recipients will then be selected by the NYSALB Board and the awards will be presented to the recipients from that geographic area at the annual Trustee Institute.

More information about submitting nominations will be sent in February of each year to the appropriate individuals in the systems in which the Trustee Institute will be held that year. For 2010, this will be the Suffolk County Library System. We encourage you to begin considering now who you would like to nominate for these awards!


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