Applications for Schubert Library Excellence Award Now Available

METRO members may be interested the following note from Acting State Librarian and Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Education Jeffrey W. Cannell regarding the Joseph F. Shubert Award

The Regents Advisory Council on Libraries has announced that applications are now available for the 2012 Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award. The Award of $1,000 acknowledges the accomplishments of small, medium and large libraries, as well as library consortia of New York State, by recognizing achievements that improve the quality of library service to their users. The Award was first established as part of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries 1994-95 centennial observance, and is named after Joseph F. Shubert who served as New York State Librarian from 1977 until 1996. The deadline for application submission is June 15, 2012.

Please take a moment to review the press release and application form on the website listed below, and think about the many excellent initiatives taking place within your library system and member libraries. I hope that you will apply for this special recognition, and I encourage you to share this information with your members.

For more information about the Award, please go to the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries website at  Here you will find detailed information about eligibility, application requirements, and previous recipients of the Award. You may also contact Paula Paolucci in the State Librarian’s office at (518) 474-5930, or via e-mail at if you have any questions.