LDA Award


The LDA Award was created in 1978 by Mr. Andrew Ippolito, founder of LDA Publishers, Inc., to call attention to the importance of libraries and library people on Long Island. Annually an individual is selected who, through his or her efforts, has enriched the field of librarianship. Librarians, trustees, support staff, friends of the library, vendors, and publishers are all eligible. The selection committee is appointed by the Nassau County Library Association and Suffolk County Library Association. The award is sponsored by LDA Publishers.

Criteria for granting the LDA Award includes one or more of the following:

  • Outstanding achievement in developing and publishing library materials.
  • A long and distinguished service in the advancement of librarianship.
  • An original contribution for promoting the library.
  • Progressive legislative activity.
  • Promotion of intellectual freedom.
  • Creative, innovative utilization of technology.

Access the nominations form.


2019Matthew Bollerman
2018Ellen Firer
2017Peter K. Ward
2016Debbie Podolski
2015Judith Willner
2014Renee McGrath
2013Sandra Feinberg
2012Mary Westermann-Cicio
2011Thomas Tarantowicz
2010Joseph Eisner
2009Jackie Thresher
2008Florence Denny
2007Donald Wilson
2006Kenneth Weil
2005Gerald D. Nichols
2004Mamie Eng
2003Irving Toliver
2002Harriet Edwards
2001Julie Klauber
2000Herb Biblo
1999Myron Roochvarg
1998Sean A. Fanelli
1997Dorothy Puryear
1996Albert E. Donor
1995Arthur L. Friedman
1994Helen Flowers
1993Irving Adelman
1992John Paul Cirino
1991Annette Bassett
1990Joseph N. Whitten/
Sara Courant
1989Marion Waswo
1988Mildred Lowe
1987Madeline Hendrix
1986Ruth A. Velleman
1985Andrew Geddes
1984Lucia DePonte
1983Irene Turin
1982A. Louis Morse
1981Caren Donnelly Farkas
1980Dinah Lindaur/
Edith Reisner (posthumous)
1979Wilfred Morin
1978Eileen McArthur

Last edited 1/7/2020.