NYLA Council Election 2022

Are you waiting on your membership renewal through your library system?

If you receive your membership through your library system, please log into your NYLA  Account to double-check if you are renewed. NYLA Staff is working through the last batch of bulk renewals, but we want to be proactive and ensure every person is renewed before the election date. If you are still waiting on renewal, please email Julie at membership@nyla.org. You will be able to vote in this election!

Voting is open from June 1st to June 15th

To Vote

1. In order to vote click on the "Vote" button below.

2. The next screen will ask for your log-in and password, if needed you can request your password from the NYLA office.

3. Enter your information, click "Log On"

4. Click on "Voting - Polls / Elections" from the top menu.

5. The next screen will display a list of elections/polls that you are currently eligible to participate in.

6. Click on the NYLA 2022 Council Election.

7. Complete the voting process and click "Submit".

Your vote is anonymous.  You will only be able to submit your ballot once. For security purposes, it is recommended that you close your browser window when you have completed your visit to the NYLA Online Membership Center.


NYLA President-Elect Candidates (2023-24)

Representing a Public Library

The elected candidate for President-Elect/ Vice President will serve as President-Elect/Vice President in 2022-2023, President in 2023-2024, and Immediate Past President in 2024-2025

Lisa Kropp, Director of the Lindenhurst Memorial Library

James Trapasso, Program and Events Coordinator of the Ossining Public Library


Looking to register for the upcoming NYLA President-Elect Candidate Forum? 

When? Tuesday, May 24th from 3:30PM - 4:30PM

It's almost time for you to use YOUR voice and shape the leadership and future of YOUR association. Your vote is important in choosing our leaders and we hope to see you at our upcoming NYLA 2022 President-Elect Candidate Forum!

This will be a LIVE and recorded event with general questions from NYLA and then a live Q&A from our members. If you would like one of your questions to be selected during the live Q&A, please add them in the Questions & Comment section of this registration form.

Please note this will be streamed LIVE on NYLA's Facebook page, however, registration through Zoom is HIGHLY encouraged. Feel free to send over some love on Facebook Live as well since we will be monitoring those comments alongside the Zoom chat.

After the President-Elect Candidate Forum, ALL candidate Q&As will be made available for NYLA Members to view. If you have any questions, please contact Christina at marketing@nyla.org.



NYLA ALA Chapter Councilor Candidates (2022-25)

The elected candidate for NYLA ALA Chapter Councilor will serve 2022-2025

Keturah Cappadonia, Outreach Consultant for the Southern Tier Library System
Tara Thibault-Edmonds, School Library Media Specialist for Rondout Valley High School

Councilor-at-Large Candidates (2022-25)

Representing a School Library

The elected candidate for Councilor-at-Large (School Library) will serve 2022-2025

Amber Fink, Campus School Librarian at the Murry Bergtraum Campus Library
Ginger Tebo, Director of the St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System

Councilor-at-Large Candidates (2022-25)

Representing an Academic/Special Library

The elected candidate for Councilor-at-Large (Academic/Special) will serve 2022-2025

Michelle Beechey, Access Services and Open Educational Resources Librarian at SUNY Monroe Community College
Caitlin Kenney, Engagement and Education Service Coordinator at the Western New York Resources Council