Agnes Mattis Conference Awards


SLA NY welcomes applications from current and prospective community members for two Agnes Mattis Conference Awards for registration to attend the SLA 2021 Conference, which will be held virtually August 4-13, 2021. Please note, the submission process for this award is currently closed, but will open when SLA announces the schedule of Education Sessions in May. Please check back here for updates and visit SLA's Conference Planning Timeline for more information. 

Who Should Apply 

Current or potential members of SLA NY. Students and new professionals are encouraged to apply!


How to Apply 

When the submission process opens, submit the brief application form and email your current resume to vnorth63@gmail.com using the subject line SLA NY 2021 CONFERENCE AWARD. Again please note, the submission process for this award is currently closed, but will open when SLA announces the schedule of Education Sessions in May. Please check back here for updates and visit SLA's Conference Planning Timeline for more information. 


Applicants Must

  • Be a current member (or willing to become a member) of the NY Community of SLA before accepting the award (Access Membership here)
  • Register for and attend the 2021 SLA Conference.
  • Write a short post about the conference experience for SLA Connect or give a short presentation during SLA NY's (virtual) annual business meeting.  



Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners:



David A. Frank is a corporate research librarian and knowledge management specialist, currently looking for opportunities based in New York City or working remotely. He has over nine years of business research and KM experience, principally gained at KPMG LLP, as well as an ALA-accredited MLIS from Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science.

His key skills include:
  • Driving change management initiatives through redesigning the SharePoint portal by creating web pages and document libraries to better reflect user workflows.
  • Improving findability and usability by tagging content, managing web parts, and updating user permissions.
  • Cataloguing new acquisitions and digital documents with industry taxonomy for the firm’s library collection to keep sources updated.
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