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Ben Wagner recieves the 2014 Member Merit Award

Ben Wagner recieves the 2014 Member Merit Award

During the recent fall conference, the Board of UNYSLA was delighted to acknowledge the significant contributions that Ben Wagner has made to UNYSLA over the years by awarding him the 2014 Upstate New York Chapter Member Merit Award.  This award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement and service to SLA and the Chapter and honors chapter members with a record of distinguished service in the organization and the association.  Congratulations, Ben!

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Business & Finance Division extends award deadline

The Business & Finance Division has extended the deadline for nominations until April 1, 2014. All related information can be found on their website: http://bf.sla.org/awards/

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SLA Academic Division – Call for Nominations – Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award

Do you know of an exciting project or program at an academic library that deserves recognition? The SLA Academic Division Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award!

Nominations may be submitted to Catherine Lavallée-Welch, clavallee-welch@uwlax.edu, Past-Chair of SLA Academic Division by March 28th, 2014.

Winners will be announced at the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver.

To note, nominated libraries do not have to have a SLA or an SLA-Academic Division member on staff.

Springshare Innovation in Academic Libraries Award

A certificate and a $500 US award, donated by Springshare, are presented during the Academic Library Division Business Meeting at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference. The winning library is also recognized through the Academic Division’s various public relations outlets.

Criteria

Projects nominated for the award should demonstrate recognized innovation, creativity and quality. Nominated programs or services can have been developed in any facet of the library’s activities, including but not limited to:

  • reference and research assistance;
  • information literacy and library instruction;
  • collection development;
  • cataloging and/or technical services;
  • space planning; or
  • marketing and public relations

Eligibility

Academic or research libraries in a higher education institution are eligible to receive the award. Recipients must have implemented their program or service in an academic or research library no more than two years prior to the nomination submission deadline. Nominated libraries do not have to have a SLA or an SLA-Academic Division member on staff.

Submissions

Nominations must include a 500-1000 word description of the innovative program or service and must demonstrate usage and/or success of implementation using accepted assessment methods. Include any other supporting print or electronic documentation that would assist the committee in evaluating the purpose, content, impact, and innovative aspects of the program or service.

Note: Electronic submissions are required.

Submission Deadline: March 28th, 2014.

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SLA IT Division offers two great awards!

Nominations are now open for two awards from SLA’s IT Division:

Joe Ann Clifton Student Award
http://bit.ly/CliftonSLA

 

This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student.  The award recipient will receive a 1-year student membership in SLA and expenses to attend the annual conference in Vancouver!

 

 

Outstanding Chapter Technology Programming Award
http://bit.ly/ITprogramSLA

SLA’s IT Division is again looking for the most inspired, cutting edge, and innovative chapter technology programming of the 2013-2014 programming year!  The Outstanding Chapter Technology Programming Award will be announced at the 2014 Annual Conference in Vancouver. The award will consist of an electronic certificate for display on your web page as well as $500 in seed money to develop further technology programming.

The deadline for submission is Friday, February 28, 2014.

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Now accepting nominations for UNYSLA’s Chapter Merit Award

Applications are now being accepted until October 25th for this year’s chapter merit award.

The Upstate New York Chapter Member Merit Award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement and service to SLA and the Chapter and honors chapter members with a record of distinguished service in the organization and the association.

Please see our awards page for more detailed information and to submit a nomination.

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Now Accepting Submissions for Student Merit Award

Now Accepting Submissions for Student Merit Award

Applications are now being accepted until October 25th for this year’s student merit award.

The UNYSLA Student Merit Award seeks to recognize and reward the active participation of student SLA members through their involvement in their Student Group activities. Any chapter member may nominate a student for the Merit Award.

Please see our awards page for more detailed information and to submit a nomination.

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Congratulations Syracuse iSchool

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University remains ranked No. 1 in information systems in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, released yesterday.  The iSchool also ranked third for school library media, third in digital librarianship, and fourth overall in the library and information science category.

Full ranking information is available on the U.S. News and World Report website.

The complete article from the iSchool on the new rankings is available at http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/news.aspx?recid=1431

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2012 UNYSLA Award Winners

2012 UNYSLA Award Winners

UNYSLA recently announced this year’s Chapter Member Merit Award and Student Merit Award recipients at the annual Fall Meeting in Fayetteville, NY.

Linda Galloway recieves Chapter Merit AwardLinda Galloway received the Chapter Merit Award for her record of distinguished service and outstanding achievement to the Upstate New York SLA Chapter as well as the national SLA organization. Linda joined SLA and UNYSLA in 2003 and has held several UNYSLA board positions including Secretary, President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Vendor Relations Chair. During her time as President-Elect in 2008, Linda planned the spring and fall annual meetings on digital rights management and interactive technologies, respectively, and has since continued to be a valuable resource for event planning. Her time as president saw the creation of new policies and the revision of UNYSLA’s best practices governing document. At the national level, Linda has presented at several SLA Annual Conferences. Linda is currently the biology, chemistry and forensic sciences librarian at Syracuse University Library and is active in the Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter of Beta Phi Mu.

Esther Jackson Recieves AwardEsther Marie Jackson received the Student Merit Award for increasing SLA student involvement, expanding professional development opportunities, and expanding the profile of the SLA Student Group at the University at Buffalo (UB). As President of the UB SLA Student Group, Esther has shown leadership through outreach and programming, including re-designing the group’s website to create a more professional image, podcasting group meetings to be more accessible to distance members, and planning local library tours and a public speaking workshop. Esther has also increased collaboration with other student groups on campus to create a more cohesive social media presence and activities calendar. Through these efforts, membership and interest in the SLA Student Group at UB has grown tremendously in the last year. Esther also attended the Spring 2012 UNYSLA meeting as a student shadow and plans on receiving her LIS degree in December 2012. In addition to her SLA activities, she currently serves on UB’s LIS Advisory Board and works for UB’s ILL Lending Department and Preservation Department.

Congratulations to both members for their outstanding achievements and contributions.

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