LDA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LIBRARY ACHIEVEMENT
The LDA Award was created in 1978 by Mr. Andrew Ippolito, founder of LDA Publishers, Inc., to call attention to the importance of libraries and library people on Long Island. Annually an individual is selected who, through his or her efforts, has enriched the field of librarianship. Librarians, trustees, support staff, friends of the library, vendors, and publishers are all eligible. The selection committee is appointed by the Nassau County Library Association and Suffolk County Library Association. The award is sponsored by LDA Publishers.
Criteria for granting the LDA Award includes one or more of the following:
- Outstanding achievement in developing and publishing library materials.
- A long and distinguished service in the advancement of librarianship.
- An original contribution for promoting the library.
- Progressive legislative activity.
- Promotion of intellectual freedom.
- Creative, innovative utilization of technology.
LDA AWARD WINNERS2014 Renee McGrath 2013 Sandra Feinberg 2012 Mary Westermann-Cicio 2011 Thomas Tarantowicz 2010 Joseph Eisner 2009 Jackie Thresher 2008 Florence Denny 2007 Donald Wilson 2006 Kenneth Weil 2005 Gerald D. Nichols 2004 Mamie Eng 2003 Irving Toliver 2002 Harriet Edwards 2001 Julie Klauber 2000 Herb Biblo 1999 Myron Roochvarg 1998 Sean A. Fanelli 1997 Dorothy Puryear 1996 Albert E. Donor 1995 Arthur L. Friedman 1994 Helen Flowers 1993 Irving Adelman 1992 John Paul Cirino 1991 Annette Bassett 1990 Joseph N. Whitten/Sara Courant 1989 Marion Waswo 1988 Mildred Lowe 1987 Madeline Hendrix 1986 Ruth A. Velleman 1985 Andrew Geddes 1984 Lucia DePonte 1983 Irene Turin 1982 A. Louis Morse 1981 Caren Donnelly Farkas 1980 Dinah Lindaur/Edith Reisner (posthumous) 1979 Wilfred Morin 1978 Eileen McArthur
Last edited 2/19/2015.