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Alexandria Abenshon (she/her) has been named the Director of Children's Programs & Services at The New York Public Library.






After ten years in the big city that is Albany, Lisa Neuman (she/her) accepted the position as the Director of the RCS Community Library -  a medium-sized rural library in Southern Albany County. This also happens to be the tenth anniversary of earning her library degree!




Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (she/her) submitted that the Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is the first public library system to be certified sustainable through the Sustainable Libraries Initiative’s award-winning Sustainable Libraries Certification Program. This one-of-a-kind program guided MHLS through an in-depth look at their policies, operations, and practices in providing support for 66 member libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster Counties. 





 Elizabeth Portillo (she/her) received the 2022 NYLA Intellectual Freedom Award.







Debbie De Louise (she/her) second book a cozy mystery, THE CASE OF THE PARROT LOVING PROFESSOR, was published by Next Chapter Publishing in November. She also won a Muse Medallion award from the Cat Writers' Association in October for my time-travel novel, TIME'S RELATIVE. An article appeared about her winning the award in the Nassau Observer newspaper. In December, she will be retiring from her 32-year position as an adult reference librarian at the Hicksville Public Library to pursue her writing on a full-time basis.






Sarah Schmidt (she/her) has been appointed as the personnel administrator at Guilderland Public Library. Ms. Schmidt is an avid GPL patron with a SHRM - CP certified professional Human Resources designation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, an Associate's degree in Broadcasting, and is working on her Masters in Business Administration. She was previously employed by General Electric and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, as well as several HR contractor roles throughout the Capital Region.






The Macedon Public Library recently created a full-time, youth services position to serve children from infants to teens. The library is pleased to welcome Melissa Bond (she/her) who is pursuing a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Buffalo with a focus on youth services.







Elizabeth Haibach was named Assistant Director and Elizabeth Tuttle was named Youth Services Librarian at Hoag Library.