NYLA Section Elections 2016

The 2016 NYLA Section Election will take place from June 15 - July 15.  All voting will take place via NYLA's online membership center.

Details on individual candidates are available on most on the respective Section web pages.

ASLS Election

VP/Conference Planner/President Elect (unopposed)
Jessica Clemons, Interim Director, SUNY ESF Moon Library

Secretary (select one)
Jennifer Kegler, Librarian, SUNY Brockport Library
Regina Vertone, Librarian, The Sage College Library

Directors (select one) 
Matthew Kopel, Research & Development Librarian at Central New York Library Resources Council
James Teliha, Library Director, Utica College
Dana Haugh, Web Services Librarian, Stonybrook

FLS Election

Vice President/President-Elect (select one)
Rebecca Fuss

Second Vice President (unopposed)
Terry Mulee

Treasurer (unopposed)
Jennifer Little Kegler

Members At Large (select three)
Vicki N. Kosovac
Leslie S.W. Riley
Ristiina Wigg

LAMS Election

Vice President/President Elect (unopposed)

AnnLee Girlado

PLS Election

First Vice-President / President-Elect (select one)
Deanna DiCarlo - Upper Hudson Library System
Kacper Jarecki - Queens Library

Treasurer (unopposed)
Margo Gustina - Southern Tier Library System

1st Year Director (select one)
Patricia Uttaro - Rochester Public Library & Monroe County Library System
Katie Hayduke - White Branch Library in the Onondaga County Public Library System

RASS Election

Vice President / President-Elect (unopposed)
Julia Schult, Baldwinsville Public Library

Treasurer (unopposed)
Heather Highfield

Secretary (unopposed)
Lisa Hewel

SMART Election

Vice President/ President Elect (unopposed)
Laura Osterhout, Rochester Regional Library Council

Treasurer (unopposed)
Mary Lindner, College of Saint Rose

Director-at-Large (select two)
Jaclyn McKewan, Western New York Library Resources Council
Tessa Killian, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

SSL Election

President - Elect (unopposed)
Penny Sweeney

Secretary (unopposed)
Gail Brisson

VP-Communications (unopposed)
Katharine St. Laurent

Regional Coordinators (even numbered Regions in even numbered years):

Region II (unopposed)
Ellen Frank Bayer

Rgion IV (unopposed)
Beth Davis

Region VI (unopposed)
Molly clark

Region VIII (unopposed)
Annarose Foley

YSS Election

1st Vice President/President Elect (unopposed)
Laura Panter, Sachem Public Library

Secretary (select one)
Valle Blair, Chautauqua—Cattaraugus Library System
Kim Hazen, Guernsey Memorial Library (Norwich)

First Year Director (select one)
Liz Anastasi, Greenburgh Public Library
Jackie Narkiewicz of Copiague Memorial Public Library

Round Table Elections


President (unopposed)
Kate Erwin

Vice-President/President-Elect (unopposed)
Clare O’Dowd

Secretary (unopposed)
Julia Melton

Treasurer (unopposed)
Amy Handfield

Member-At-Large (unopposed)
Jessica Bechard


Vice-President/President Elect (unopposed)
Frank McKenna, Director, Seaford Public Library

Treasurer (unopposed)
Suzanne Johnson, Youth Services Librarian, George F. Johnson Memorial Library

Secretary (unopposed)
Laura Giunta, Garden City Public Library, Head of Young Adult Services

LAR (formerly RLSP)

Presdient (unopposed)
Tom Vitale

Treasurer (unopposed)
Hannah Ralston

Change Agent (unopposed)
Elena Falcone


President (unopposed)
Valerie Acklin (Bellmore Memorial Library/Bellmore, NY)

Vice-President (unopposed)
John Torres (Ossining Public Library/Ossining, NY)

Treasurer (unopposed)
Trevor Oakley (Saratoga Springs Public Library/Saratoga Springs, NY)


President (unopposed)
Margo Gustina

Vice-President (select one)
Leona Chereshnoski
Tom Vitale

Treasurer (select one)
Carole Kupelian
Phillip Trautman

Secretary (unopposed)
Sarah Crevelling