Awards Summary

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:

To nominate yourself or a member of the SLA-NY Community for the 2022 awards, please fill out this online submission form. For the Agnes Mattis Conference Award, please email Christine Pelosi at with your resume and a short paragraph of why you would like to attend the conference. Submissions are due by Friday June 24. 

2021 Award Winners
The 2021 awardees were celebrated during SLA New York's Annual Business Meeting in November 2021. Please join us in congratulating the winners:

President's Award Recipient
Congratulations to Susan Hoover who has been awarded the SLA-NY President’s Award for her longstanding contributions to the Community and in particular for managing the SLA/NY JobLog so successfully.

Susan is a Research Specialist for the ad agency, VMLY&R, where she has worked for the last thirteen years. She is also a longstanding member of the SLA-NY Community and has been responsible for maintaining the JobLog for many years. As President of the Community, Victoria North would like to recognize all her hard work spent maintaining this invaluable resource for members both seeking new positions and looking to recruit. Her management of the log is seamless, it always appears to be up to date and she maintains an impressive log of all previous postings.

SLA 2021 Award Recipients
Special shout out to the following SLA-NY members for their recognition and achievement on the national SLA stage!
  • Fellow of SLA: Clara Cabrera
  • James M. Matarazzo Rising Star Award: Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi
Learn more about SLA's 2021 Awards Recipients.