ESRT: Membership Meeting Minutes

For the next membership meeting date, time, and location, please view the Membership page.


September 9, 2022 - New Rochelle Public Library, New Rochelle, NY

June 3, 2022 - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (NYPL), New York, NY

April 8, 2022 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

January 28, 2022 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting


October 29, 2021 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

August 20, 2021 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

April 16, 2021 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

January 22, 2021 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting


November 9, 2020 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

September 25, 2020 - Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

June 5, 2020Online/Virtual Membership Meeting

January 31, 2020 - Queens Library at Hunters Point, New York, NY


November 15, 2019 - 2019 NYLA Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 4, 2019 - Countee Cullen Library (NYPL), New York, NY

April 26, 2019 - Lindenhurst Memorial Library, Lindenhurst, NY

February 22, 2019 - Queens Central Library, Jamaica, NY


November 9, 2018 - 2018 NYLA Conference, Rochester, NY

September 14, 2018 - White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

April 6, 2018 - Pelham Parkway - Van Nest Library, Bronx, NY

February 2, 2018 - BookOps, Long Island City, NY


November 10, 2017 - 2017 NYLA Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 13, 2017 - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Garnerville, NY

June 6, 2017 - Queens Library at Elmhurst, Elmhurst, NY


November 4, 2016 - 2016 NYLA Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

September 23, 2016 - Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY

June 17, 2016 - Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick, NY

January 22, 2016 - Harrison Public Library, Harrison, NY



September Membership Meeting at The Hispanic Society of America

ESRT at the Hispanic Society of AmericaThe Hispanic Society of America was founded in 1904 by Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) with the object of establishing a free, public museum and reference library for the study of the art and culture of the Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and the Philippines. The collections of the Hispanic Society are unparalleled in their scope and quality outside of Spain, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain, as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America, into the 20th century.  With more than 900 paintings and 6,000 watercolors and drawings, the Hispanic Society offers a comprehensive survey of Spanish painting and drawing, including masterworks by El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Sorolla.

Thank you to Brigid Cahalan for arranging the visit, to our host and to our colleagues from REFORMA who joined us.

Take a look at the REFORMA Photo Gallery of the event.




October 23, 2015 - 2015 NYLA Annual Conference, Lake Placid, NY

August 31, 2015 - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL), Manhattan, NY

May 29, 2015 - Combined meeting with NJLA (Event Details) at Montclair Public Library, Montclair, NJ

March 27, 2015 - Long Island City Library, Long Island City, NY



Joint Meeting: D&O-NJLA + ESRT-NYLA

Participants (from left to right):
First Row: Tara Murphy, Galina Chernykh, Mimi Lee, Kate Baker, Judith Lin Hunt, Andrew Luck, Enola Romano
Second Row: Selina Sharmin, Manny Figueroa, Adrinana Blancarte-Hayward, Christal Blue, Jen Schuerman, Maria Gagliardi, Jill D’Amico, Paulette Doe Williams, Irina A. Kuharets, Kathleen Mollica, Brigid Cahalan
Third Row: Doreen Sullivan, Fred J. Gitner, Selwa Shamy, Robert Barbanell, Louisa Bann, Jeff Cupo, Allan Kleiman, Wilma Glover-Koomson

Thank you to NJ State Library, NJLA and Montclair Public Library for hosting the event. Have a look at the highlights and some great photos.




October 6, 2014 - Brentwood Public Library, Brentwood, NY

April 11, 2014 - Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley, New York

January 17, 2014 - New Dorp Library (NYPL), Staten Island, New York


June 10, 2013 - Ramapo Catskill Library System, Middletown, New York