Retired NYC SLS Director and author of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (opens in a new window) , Dr. Barbara Stripling was awarded the 2020 NYLA Above and Beyond Award which was announced November 20, 2020.
Her acceptance speech can be found here (opens in a new You Tube window).
From the NYLA Press Release:
The NYLA Above and Beyond Award recognizes and honors individuals who have made
significant contributions of recognized service to NYLA and the library profession. This year, this
Dr. Barbara Stripling, Professor Emerita of Syracuse University, was awarded this distinction. Dr.
Stripling has had a significant impact on the field of librarianship; from her terms as President of
American Library Association and New York Library Association to the development and reimagination of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum – Dr. Stripling has empowered
librarians and library workers.