Cassie Guthrie

Candidate for ALA Chapter Councilor 2019-2022

Director, Greece Public Library

As a NYLA member my professional activities have focused on advocacy, funding, legislation, and working to ensure that our state association remains strong and financially stable. I have also been privileged to work with a number of NYLA Sections, including YSS, SSL and LAMS, as a facilitator and workshop presenter.

I believe my leadership experience as NYLA Treasurer and Chair of the Legislative Committee prepare me well to serve as ALA Chapter Councilor. With ALA currently undergoing a comprehensive review and study of its governance, member participation, and legal structures it is more important than ever that New York State and our concerns are well represented at the national level. It is also crucial that our national association be encouraged to build stronger ties to its state chapters.

If elected, I look forward to broadening my understanding of national library issues, representing the interests of the New York library community, and continuing my commitment to the mission of the New York Library Association.  


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