SLA-NY Awards

Every year, SLA-NY honors outstanding members of our community. The awards celebrate members at every stage of their careers, from the Rising Star Award showcasing those just starting out to the Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year Award honoring those who continually impact our association and the industry. 

Please help us by nominating colleagues and/or organizations for the following four awards:

See the below chart for a quick overview of eligibility for each award. To nominate yourself or a member of the SLA-NY Community for the 2021 awards, please fill out the appropriate online nomination forms by April 30, 2021.

2020 Award Winners
The 2020 awardees were celebrated during SLA New York's Annual Business Meeting on November 12, 2020. A recording of the ceremony is available to view online if you missed the event. Please join us in congratulating the winners:

SLA-NY wants to extend a special congratulations to Rita Ormsby for being inducted into the SLA Hall of Fame. Rita has been a member of SLA for 30 thirty years. Read more about Rita's career and her contributions to the NY Community, as well to the Association as a whole. Well deserved Rita!


Eligibility SLA NY Member SLA Member at Large MLS/MLIS/MI Student NYC-area professionals Attend SLA Conference  Submit By
Dana Gordon Special Librarian of the Year
x April 30
SLA-NY Rising Star Award
x x April 30
Spotlight Award
x April 30
Agnes Mattis Conference Awards
x x x April 30