Librarian Nominations Sought for NYLINK* Achievement and Leadership Awards

We’re very pleased to announce the fourth annual Nylink Achievement Awards and the second year of the Leadership Award. The Achievement Awards provide recognition and appreciation for Nylink member institutions that make significant contributions to Nylink, library cooperation, or to library collaboration. The Leadership Award was established in 2007 to honor Mary-Alice Lynch, who served as Nylink Executive Director from 1997 to 2007, for her leadership and vision for libraries. The award is given to an individual in recognition of sustained service reflected in a significant and influential body of professional work furthering Nylink’s mission of library collaboration and/or the promotion of innovative technological solutions to shared library issues.

All librarians, professional, technical and ancillary staff, Nylink staff, and others in the profession are encouraged to submit nominations for the institutional Achievement Awards and for the individual Leadership Award. The nomination solicitation process will remain open until Friday, February 22, 2008.
All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee of Nylink Council. We thank this committee for their time and effort to highlight the valuable contributions of Nylink member institutions and their staffs. Committee members: Gary Thompson, Siena College, chair; Susan Currie, Binghamton University; Barbara Liesenbein, Dutchess Community College.

Award winners will be honored at the Nylink Annual Meeting, May 5-6, 2008, in Saratoga Springs .
More details including eligibility criteria and nomination submission forms are available at

Questions about the awards and the nomination process should be directed to Kathleen Gundrum, Director of Member Services, by phone at 800-342-3353 or by e-mail at

Thank you!
* For those unfamilar with NYLINK here is some additional information:

Nylink, founded in 1973, is a nonprofit membership organization of all types of libraries and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State and surrounding areas. Nylink facilitates collaboration and cooperation among its members, and supports access to high-quality, cost-effective resources that enable member institutions to enhance the services they provide to their constituents.

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