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There are 7 sections of NYLA representing a wide range of librarianship; each section provides an invaluable service for it's members. The Leadership & Management Section of NYLA is the only section that includes academic, public and school libraries. We are passionate about helping you be a strong library leader in your community. Remember, you don't have to be the boss to be a leader!

LAMS Board Elections

There are 4 seats on the LAMS Board that will be up for election to fill 3-year terms starting at the 2020 NYLA Conference in November. The candidate statements and resumes of the 5 LAMS Members running for election are linked below. The LAMS Membership may cast their votes for 4 of the 5 candidates during the voting period of June 15 - July 15, 2020.

Casey Conlin - Candidate Statement and Resume (PDF)

Kelsy Hibbard-Baker - Candidate Statement and Resume (PDF)

Lisa Kropp - Candidate Statement and Resume (PDF)

Nicola McDonald - Candidate Statement and Resume (PDF)

Amy Peker - Candidate Statement and Link to Resume (PDF)


LAMS is accepting applications for our 2020 Dewey Fellowship Award

The Library & Leadership Management Section (LAMS) of the New York Library Association is seeking candidates for the Dewey Fellowship award to attend the 2020 NYLA Conference in Saratoga, whether the conference is offered in person or virtually. The Dewey Fellowship pays for up to $1,000. of the cost of attendance of the NYLA conference.  Dewey Fellows are acknowledged on NYLA’s website, will be announced at conference and in the NYLA bulletin.


 To be considered for the award, all applicants must submit the following:

· Current resume or CV

  • Have 5 years or more of library experience

· A personal statement of no more than 2 pages single-spaced addressing accomplishments in your profession

  • How your involvement in activities help to advance the library community?


To apply for this scholarship, submit all requested items via email to Julie Kelsall-Dempsey at  by June 30, 2020 All applicants will be reviewed by the LAMS’ Scholarship Committee.  Selection will be made by July 15.



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