Simone Yearwood

Candidate for Councilor-at-Large (Academic/Special) 2019-2022

Deputy Chief Librarian, Queens College-GSLIS

My very first job at the tender age of 14 was at the Brooklyn Public Library.  Fast forward 40 years and I have come full circle in my current role as Deputy Chief Librarian at City University of New York, Queens College. My passion for literacy and learning has evolved as I have transitioned from support staff to library faculty over my 20+ years at Queens College.  I enjoy collaborating with campus faculty and administrators with the primary purpose of providing our campus community with the best library resources possible.  

I have served on a number of committees throughout the years with ALA and with the New York Black Librarians Caucus (NYBLC).  My interest to serve as Councilor at Large (Academic) comes from my desire to assist the New York Library Association (NYLA) with strengthening its relationship with academic librarianship.  I served on the NYLA Academic, Research and Special Library Summit in 2017.  This participation piqued my interest in working more closely with NYLA.  

I believe that I have the skill set to make a difference and project that if given the opportunity to serve, we will see transformational changes in librarianship and begin to address the common issues of diversity and inclusion, especially in academia.

It is truly a privilege to be a part of this profession.  I am honored to be nominated and look forward to the possibility of serving.


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