NYLA Civil Service Committee


To monitor and review updates and changes to New York State Civil Service regulations as they impact the library community, and to provide guidance to the library community on issues relating to the Civil Service at the state and local level.


The Civil Service Committee shall be made up of three to seventeen members.  The chair shall be appointed annually by the NYLA president.   The chair shall appoint all remaining members of the committee.

Civil Service Committee Resources

A Library Worker’s Guide to Civil Service in New York State
Field Guide for Libraries Subject to Civil Service

2024 Civil Service Committee Roster

Ron Kirsop, Chair
Mary Beth Farr, Member
Emily Clasper, Member
Martha DiVittorio, Member
Mamie Eng, Member
Ryan Gessner, Member
Martha Iwan, Member
Dawn Jardine, Member
Doyle Jeannine, Member
Syntychia Kendrick-Samuel, Member
Geoffrey Kirkpatrick, Member
Michael La Voie, Member
Thomas Lawrence, Member
Sarah O'Shea, Member
Jessica Pacciotti, Member
Amy Peker, Member
AnnaLee Dragon, Ex-Officio
Lisa Kropp, Ex Officio
Robert Schofield, Ex-Officio