Announcing 2021 Award Recipients

11/15/2021 2:18 PM | Lily Martin (Administrator)

Congratulations to our members who won awards at the Inaugural Chapter Annual Meeting, held virtually via Zoom on October 18-19, 2021!

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Awarded to active Chapter members for their contributions to the Chapter upon retirement or leaving the profession. 

Patricia E. Gallagher – Retired June 2021 

Most recent Chapter role: Chair, Membership Committee

Micki McIntyre – Retired August 2021

Most recent Chapter role: Co-chair, Chapter Merger Joint Steering Committee, 2018-2021

Distinguished Service

For Outgoing Chapter Chairs in recognition of their service. 

Sarah Jewell

Amanda Adams

Chapter Co-chairs

Outstanding Contribution by a Member

For outstanding service and/or contribution by an active Chapter member who’s held a membership for 5 or more years.

We gave three awards. All contributions were noted as being critical in the merger of the two chapters.

Abby Adamczyk for her work: 

  • Treasurer of the Philadelphia Regional Chapter 

  • Lead role with Wild Apricot - the membership and communication system 

    • Oversight of the membership migration in the system 

    • Training NY-NJ and Philadelphia members on system functionality 

  • Helped build the beginnings of a Liberty Chapter website with functionality to be able to accept meeting registration and vendor payments 

  • Work with the Merger Steering Committee 

  • Work with the Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Barbara S. Reich for her work with the Bylaws Committee. Her attention to detail was critical in ensuring that Chapter bylaws were precise and correct.

Vicki Sciuk for her work with the Web Team. Vicki continuously updated the web site which was especially important in program planning for the Annual Meeting.

Chapter Research Grant

The Liberty Chapter Research Grant was awarded in the amount of $1,000.00 to: 

Stacy Posillico, Northwell Health Libraries; Jaclyn Vialet, North Shore University Hospital; and Saori Wendy Herman, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Title: Consolidating and Delivering Comprehensive Library Services Following a Healthcare System Merger or Acquisition: Protocol for a Delphi Study

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