Meet Palmer Alum Kristina Holzweiss, SLJ 2015 School Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Palmer grad Kristina Hozweiss, named the
School Library Journal’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year!

“From her blog, entitled “Bunhead with Duct Tape,” to her maker space program called SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo), SLJ’s 2015 School Librarian of the Year, Kristina Holzweiss, displays an energetic penchant for tinkering with traditional ideas…. ” Read the full article here!!


Beta Mu Chapter Of Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society


PURPOSE: To promote excellence in scholarship by awarding a scholarship to be used toward tuition at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science.

AWARDS:  Two awards of $3,500 each.

1. Currently enrolled in the Palmer School.
2. Must have completed nine (9) credits
3. Must have at least (3) credits remaining toward                                                   Completion of Master’s Degree

1. Submit a copy of a current transcript.
2. Submit an essay of not more than 300 words on the                                                     following topic:
“Who/what has been your inspiration in becoming a librarian?”
3. The above must be postmarked by October 15, 2015

Please submit to:
Carol Albano, Director
Harborfields Public Library
31 Broadway
Greenlawn, N.Y. 11740

Please include your name, address, e-mail, and telephone number.


Ellis Mount Scholarship Award

Complete the 2015 Ellis Mount Scholarship application form here:

The Board of the New York Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA NY) is pleased to once again offer the Ellis Mount Scholarship to SLA Members enrolled in one of the four New York area Library and Information Management Schools:  Long Island University (The Palmer School), Pratt Institute, Queens College, and St. John’s University.  The winner(s) of the scholarship will receive an award equal to the cost of one course related to the pursuit of his/her degree.

For full details on application: 2015 Ellis Mount Scholarship Award


Suffolk School Library Media Association Awards Palmer Alumnae

Congratulations,  Bonnie Bredes and Sheila Cavooris Palmer School,
School Library Media Specialist Alumni!

The Suffolk School Library Media Association Presents to following awards:

SSLMA Librarian of the Year:

Bonnie Bredes, Center Moriches Secondary Library, Center Moriches UFSD

SSLMA Technology Grant Award:

Sheila Tobin Cavooris, Great Hollow Middle School, Smithtown CSD





Palmer Alumnae (now academic librarians) at ACRL

Palmer Alums at ACRL

Palmer was well represented at the recent ACRL conference in Oregon! You make us very proud! In attendance were (from left to right):
Meghan Dowell (’11), Consulting Librarian, Beloit College; Kelly Blanchat (’12), Electronic Resources Librarian, Queens College (CUNY); Christi Bell (’11), Humanities Librarian, Bates College; Lydia Willoughby (’11), Visiting Assistant Librarian, SUNY Plattsburgh; Gina Levitan (’11), Reference Librarian, Sarah Lawrence College.