The Spotlight Award recognizes knowledge professionals for notable and unique contributions during the previous year. NYC-area website founders and bloggers, curators of distinctive collections, solo librarians, mentors and teachers, conference organizers, and other librarians typically working outside the traditional scope of SLA-NY award consideration are eligible. Non-members will be considered for this award.
Congratulations to this Year's Winner: A.J. Muhammad
A.J. has been recognized for his contributions to the 2017 SLA-NY Outreach committee that helped develop the Outreach resource on the chapter website and also as one of the organizers of The Fire This Time Festival which provides a platform for talented early-career playwrights of African African American descent.
The Chapter was very grateful to him for helping members receive discounted seats to Festival performances in February this year and for being on hand to make sure they had all they needed at the event.
Read our Q&A with A.J. on the Community Discussion Board.
Congratulations to this Year's Organization Winner: The Prison Library Support Network (PLSN)
To nominate an organization or individual for the 2021 Spotlight Award, please submit a brief bio of the nominee, contact information (email and/or phone number), a paragraph outlining why they should be considered, and any relevant supplementary material such as a website or LinkedIn profile. The Committee is accepting nominations and awards will be presented at an upcoming Chapter event in the spring. Nominations should be submitted through the online submission form.