Friend of SUNYLA Award

The Professional Development Committee of the State University of New York Librarian’s Association seeks nominations for the 2024 Friend of SUNYLA award. The award is given to individuals or organizations that actively contribute to furthering the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.

The criteria for the award are as follows:

  • Exceptional leadership in projects and initiatives that further the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.
  • Members of SUNYLA will be considered based on their involvement in the organization in areas such as holding an office or providing exceptional leadership as committee chairs.
  • Library administrators will be considered based on their collaboration with librarians, their creativity, and their openness to new initiatives that further the goals of SUNYLA and of SUNY libraries.
  • Candidates from the public-at-large will be considered based on their collaboration with SUNYLA, their understanding of the mission of SUNY libraries, and their efforts to improve the quality of library services across SUNY.
  • Professional organizations as well as publishers, vendors, and other library-related commercial organizations will be considered given their active support of and collaboration with SUNYLA and SUNY libraries.

The SUNYLA Executive Board will review nominations and will select the recipient prior to the annual conference. The award will be given during the 55th Annual Conference hosted by SUNY Buffalo State University.

Friend of SUNYLA Award Recipients

Please email a statement of your nominee’s achievements as they specifically address the above criteria no later than March 21, 2024 to:

Greg Bobish
University at Albany

Email: gbobish@albany.edu