FLS Election

FLS 2022 Executive Board Slate

FLS 2022 Election Information

This year FLS members will be voting to adopt an amended set of by-laws for the Section, as well as electing candidates to fill nine open positions on the FLS Executive Board.

FLS By-Laws:
According to Article X of the 2015 FLS By-Laws "The Executive Board is required to submit all proposed amendments with recommendation for ratification by members voting ... A two-thirds majority of the members participating is required for passage." The FLS Executive Board recommends a vote FOR the amendments. See below for a document containing all of the proposed changes.

FLS Candidates:

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Amendments to the FLS By-Laws

The Executive Board of the Friends of Libraries Section submits the following amendments to the By-Laws of the Friends of Libraries Section, currently dated March 30, 2015, for approval by the FLS membership. The Executive Board recommends ratification of these amended by-laws.
Read the Ammended FLS By-Laws here.

2022 Slate for the FLS Executive Board

First Vice President/President Elect (vote for one)
Carol Fortier
LaGrangeville (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Term Ending:  November 2025
Read profile here.

President (vote for one)
Kerstin Cruger, filling an unexpired term due to vacancy
Poughkeepsie (Mid-Hudson Library System)
Term Ending:  November 2024
Read profile here.

Immediate Past President (vote for one)
Karen Sperrazza, filling an unexpired term due to vacancy
Sauquoit (Mid-York Library System)
Term Ending:  November 2023
Read profile here.

Second Vice President (vote for one)
Amy Discenza
Rochester (Monroe County Library System)
Term Ending:  November 2024
Read profile here.

Treasurer (vote for one)
Terry Mulee
Rochester (Monroe County Library System)
Term Ending:  November 2024
Read profile here.

Member At Large (vote for three)
Term Ending:  November 2024

Anne Andrianos 
Syracuse (Onondaga County Public Library)
Read profile here.

Jerrie Grantham
Corona (Queens Public Library)
Read profile here.

Ristiina Wigg 
Corning (Southern Tier Library System)
Read profile here.

Member At Large (vote for one)
Term Ending:  November 2023

Mary Giardini, filling an unexpired term due to vacancy
Olean (Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System)
Read profile here.

Elections Information

The FLS Nominating Committee nominates candidates from among FLS members for the position of president-elect (annually), for the position of 2nd vice president, secretary or treasurer (every two years), and for Members At Large of the Executive Board (annually).  The office of President is a three-year term, first serving as First Vice President/President-Elect, then Section President, and then Immediate Past President.  Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.

Petition Candidates

Article VII, Nominations and Elections, Section B. of the FLS By-Laws states that additional nominations of Section members may be added to the slate of candidates by petition signed by ten members.  The petition must be submitted by April 15, prior to the scheduled issuing of the ballot by NYLA on June 1.

Individuals wishing to appear on the 2022 ballot as a petition candidate for the office of FLS President-Elect, Treasurer, or Member At Large must complete a petition along with a candidate profile sheet and submit both to Karen Sperrazza, Chair, FLS Nominating Committee, by email at krnsprrzz@gmail.com no later than Friday, April 15, 2022.  Job descriptions for these elected positions and a candidate profile sheet can be found below.

These submission dates have been adjusted to accomodate the change in the NYLA Elections schedule effective beginning in 2022.

Election Schedule

In 2015, FLS began holding its election for the Executive Board exclusively online. Those members without Internet access at home or at work can access NYLA’s election process by visiting their local public library.

In June, an e-mail blast notification of the election is sent to all NYLA members eligible to vote, detailing the log in process for casting ballots through the NYLA Online Membership Center.  To be eligible to vote, individuals must be members in good standing as of May 31.

Only the primary contact person of a Friends Group that is an organizational member of NYLA / FLS is eligible to vote on behalf of the group.  (Friend Group Leaders registered with NYLA through a Friends group organizational membership are not eligible to take part in the election.)

The elections open on June 1 and close on June 15.  Results are announced via e-mail blast and published in the FLS newsletter. 

Job Descriptions for Elected Officers of the FLS Executive Board:

Vice President/President Elect
Immediate Past President
Second Vice President
Member At Large

2022 FLS Candidate Profile Sheet PDF or DOCX 


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