February 19, 2018

Strong, Polly Win 21st-Century Librarian Awards

By LJ Staff

Gary E. Strong, director of the Queens (N.Y.) Borough Public Library, has been named winner of the second annual 21st-Century Librarian Award at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. SU alumna Jean Armour Polly, founder of Net-mom® and administrator of systems and technology at the Liverpool (NY) Public Library, has been named winner of the first 21st-Century Librarian of Central New York Award, a new award. Strong directs the nation’s busiest public library in terms of circulation, in a hugely diverse community. Polly is a private consultant, writer, and speaker under her Net-mom brand and author of Net-mom’s Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages 2002 (Osborne McGraw-Hill), a directory of 3500 children’s resources.