19 January 2009

Velma Moore Award

The Velma Moore Award was established by NYSALB to honor the memory of Velma Moore, wife of former New York State Lt. Governor Frank C. Moore. Velma was one of the charter members of the Library Trustees Foundation of New York, which later became NYSALB.

The award carries a cash prize of $750 for the library of the recipient's choice along with recognition at the Trustee Institute and a certificate of recognition. The award is granted to an individual or group of individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the development of library services in New York State. Nominees may include trustees, a community member, staff, or any group of library supporters. Please note the following are NOT eligible: current NYSALB directors and previous NYSALB directors cannot be considered until one year after leaving service on the NYSALB board.

This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the efforts of someone committed to bettering library services. Nominations may be submitted by mail or email. Please mail nominations to Rita Reissig, 360 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Nominations via e-mail should be sent to rreissig@gmail.com. The DEADLINE for nominations is February 15, 2009. The letter of nomination should include: name, address and phone number of the nominee, their library affiliation, and a statement of not more than 250 works on the reason for nomination. Questions on the award may be directed to Rita Reissig at rreissig@gmail.com or by telephone 315-781-1849.

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