Members on the Move

The Central New York Library Resources Council is happy to welcome Rebecca Kluberdanz as the new Continuing Education and Emerging Technologies Librarian. She was formerly the Senior Adult Librarian at the Kingsbridge Branch of the New York Public Library

Leona M. Chereshnoski was recognized by Senator Patty Richie. The following was read to those assembled. "Leona Chereshnoski obtained her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in only five years. She did that at the age of 47, while working full-time as a library clerk at the South Jefferson Central School district and taking care of her family. She is currently the librarian at the Osceola Public Library and Owner of Old Lard's Barn Bed and Breakfast. Appointed in 1983, Leona is the longest serving member of the Tug Hill Commission, which helps local governments and citizens shape the future of the Tug Hill region in portions of Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego Counties. She is the treasurer of the NYS Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, Secretary of the Osceola Snowmobile Association and a member of the New York Library Association and the Jefferson Lewis Library Association."   

Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact

Nancy Evan’s book "Cultivating Strong Girls: Library Programming That Builds Self-Esteem and Challenges Inequality" was published by Libraries Unlimited in April 2018.

Peter Gisolfi’s book Collaborative Library Design: From Planning to Impact, was published by ALA Editions.

Kristen Salierno

The Howland Public Library is pleased to announce the hiring of Kristen Salierno as the new Library Director. On June 12th, the HPL Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Salierno after a 3-month search.  "I look forward to leading the wonderful staff of Howland Public Library in providing excellent services to the growing, changing, and diverse community of Beacon," says Kristen who assumed her position as director on July 2nd. Before coming to Howland, Kristen was the Assistant Director of Blodgett Memorial Library in Fishkill where she was known for her positive attitude and enthusiasm. Kristen is excited about finding ways for the library to connect with the community, so she can discover "the needs and wants the library can fulfill." One community collaboration that Kristen initiated at Blodgett that she is most proud of was the annual library carnival. She was inspired to create this free community event "so that every community member would have the ability to partake in summer fun." Kristen looks forward to bringing her passion for community involvement to Beacon. [Kristen Salierno JPEG]

Samantha A. Mairson began working with Every Library this August.

Michelle A. McLagan, Director of the Hepburn Library of Lisbon in St. Lawrence County, was recently recognized by State Senator Patty Ritchie as one of the "2018 Women of Distinction". In addition to her role as the Director of the Hepburn Library of Lisbon, Mrs. McLagan is a staff member of the Canton Free Library, a Trustee (and Secretary) for the Ogdensburg Public Library, and the author of the "Check Us Out" library advocacy column on the regional news site, 

The Mineola Memorial Library is happy to welcome Jillian Carney as their new reference and adult programs librarian.  Ms. Carney had previously worked at the Oyster Bay-East Norwich and Island Trees Libraries.

20 & 30 Somethings programming at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library

Megan Murphy and Jackie Yu, two 20-Something librarians at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, started their new 20 & 30 Somethings programming in July, and had great success! They plan to continue the programming with hopes of attracting more of the 20s and 30s population in the future.

Eugenia Schatoff was appointed Library Director II at the Pearl River Public Library. She was previously the Director of the West Nyack Free Library.

Mary Zdrojewski has been hired as the new Middle School Library Media Specialist for Southwestern Central Schools in Jamestown, NY. Mary was previously at the from Scio Central School District in Scio, NY.