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Gabrielle Esposito (she/her) has been promoted from library clerk to Librarian I at Howland Public Library! Ms. Esposito has worked at Howland for the past two and a half years while completing her Master's in Information Science. She has learned a tremendous amount about public libraries from her work experience, and she is so excited to play a bigger role as one of Howland's librarians.
Margaux DelGuidice-Calemmo (she/her) has been nominated by her district's Director of Information Technology and the Technology Staff Developer as NASTAR, and is a Nassau Association of School Technologists Award Recipient. Mrs. Calemmo will receive this award at the annual NASTECH Luncheon in June. She was chosen for her innovation, her ability to seamlessly integrate technology, and for her exemplary technology leadership.
Cathy Kyle (she/her) is now the Family Literacy Coordinator at the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County.
Rachel Ivy Clarke (she/her) was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies with unlimited tenure.
Middle Country Public Library Director, Sophia Serlis-McPhillips and Miller Business Center Coordinator, Elizabeth Malafi contributed a chapter to the recently published ALA Editions book Libraries That Build Business: Advancing Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Public Libraries. Their chapter, entitled “Opening the Doors to Economic Success: The Miller Business Center” discusses how the Miller Business Center works with entrepreneurs across Long Island.
Jaclyn Savolainen (she/her), currently acting director of the Dutchess Community College library and former librarian at the Beekman Library has been appointed Director of the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, effective July 1. She will be taking the reins from Stephen Cook who has served as Director very successfully for the past 18 years.
Frederick Stoss (he/him) is the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship and recipient of the University at Buffalo SLICE Award (Sustainability Leadership, Innovation, and Collaborative Engagement). Both of these awards recognized his work and dedication to environmental issues related to climate change and sustainability. Fred also recently completed a two-year term as Chair of Atmospheric Science Librarians International, an affiliate of the American Meteorological Society. He previously served as Chair for the Special Libraries Environmental Information Division and the American Library Association's Task Force on the Environment. Fred holds the tenure faculty rank of Full Librarian at the Lockwood Library, Science and Engineering Information Center of the University of Buffalo.
Ashley Bressingham (she/her) will be joining the New Rochelle Public Library in mid-June as the Librarian II/Children's Room Assistant Supervisor.
Maria Muhlbauer (she/her) was recently appointed as Assistant Professor/Director for the Graduate Library Media Specialist Program at St. John Fisher College. She spent the previous fifteen years as a school librarian in the Western New York area.
Lori Mullooly (she/her) joined the Information Services Team as the Events and Programming Librarian of the United States Military Academy Library at West Point.
Lauren Comito (she/her) is the new Executive Director of Urban Librarians Unite.
Lauren Kozilski (she/her) was hired as a Librarian 2, as the Programming and Outreach Team Leader of the Bethlehem Public Library.
Victoria Lowe (she/her), an MLIS Grad Student at SUNY Albany, has been invited to the BCALA Leadership Institute in Durham, N.C. for new and aspiring librarians. She will be attending ALA sponsored by the new iBlack Caucus for Library students. She is the newly elected ALA - NMRT Networking Director and was appointed to AASL CAEP Coordinating Committee '22-'24.