Summer 2010

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Distinguished Service Award

Summer 2010 issue of Trustee

The Distinguished Service Award is conferred upon an individual, or a group of people, for noteworthy achievement and exceptional service to the library community. New York recipients have demonstrated accomplishments in the advancement of library service, library policies, problem-solving and library leadership.  Two outstanding individuals were nominated for 2010, and LTA is proud two recognize both Gerald (Jerry) Nichols and Herbert Biblo with the Distinguished Service Award.

Gerald (Jerry) Nichols

Director, Palmer School of Library & Information Science

With over three decades of regional, state and national leadership in library service, legislative activities and governance issues, Jerry Nichols is considered one of the state’s most experienced consultants in library management, finance, law and construction. Larry is noted for implementation of technological innovations and expansion of numerous public library facilities during his tenure. He is the editor of the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State and a member of the New York State Regents Advisory Council on Libraries.

Herbert Biblo

Director, Long Island Library Resources Council

Herbert Biblo has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in libraries with many years in the Nassau County Library community. He has contributed significantly to leadership in library service design and in legislative initiatives nationally, statewide, and locally in Suffolk County. Besides his tenure at the Long Island Library Resource Council, Mr. Biblo has served as President of the Nassau County Library Association, and been active in the American Library Association, New York state Library Association, and other professional organizations.

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