Spring 2012

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Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award applications due June 15, 2012

Spring 2012 issue of Trustee

Gerald Nichols, Chair of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, announced today that applications for the Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award will be due on June 15, 2012.  The 2012 Award Committee members are Mary Muller (Chair), Sharon Orienter, and Steven Manning.

The Award will recognize a  library or library consortium that has taken significant steps to improve the quality of library service to its users.  This year, the award of $1,000 is sponsored again through the generosity of the Friends of the New York State Library (

Projects nominated for the Award should document measurable progress in identifying user needs, taking steps to meet those needs, and evaluating the results.  Previous applicants are encouraged to apply, and previous winners of the Award may apply after 3 years.

For more information about the Shubert Award and the application form, please go to or contact Paula Paolucci in the State Librarian's office at (518) 474-5930 or via e-mail at  Applications must be
received by June 15, 2012.

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