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Members on the Move

October 2014

The Brunswick Community Library has appointed Natalie Schipano as the new director.

Sue Considine announced several changes at the Fayetteville Public Library: Monica Kuryla is now the Director of Innovation Acceleration, Leah Kraus is the Director of Community Engagement and Experience, and Stephanie Prato is the Director of Play to Learn Services.

Ana Fontoura announced that the College of New Rochelle was awarded a $10 Million Department of Education Title III grant, which will be used in part to establish a Library Learning Commons at its main campus in New Rochelle and five branch campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.  
Muriel Feldshuh’s Poetry Banners, which are creative ways to help children learn a poem in rhyme or verse, will be on exhibit at the Poets House in NYC for the month of October.  

Rosemarie Gatzek has been appointed director of the Irvington Public Library.

Cassie Guthrie has been appointed director of the Greece Public Library.

Ben Himmelfarb of the Albany Public Library has accepted a job as the Local History Librarian at the White Plains Public Library.

Marilyn Horton, Teen Services Librarian, announced that the Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building will be undergoing a renovation. The library will be closed from Saturday, August 30, 2014 through June 2015 and the collection will be unavailable. Patrons are encouraged to use of the West Harrison Branch, which will be open extended hours.

Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), Executive Director of Queens Borough Public Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library & Cultural Center and recipient of the 2011 NYLA Outstanding Services to Libraries award, has been appointed to a two-year term on the ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, representing the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Melissa Jacobs-Israel announced that the New York City Department of Education's Office of Library Services/New York City School Library System has received a $499,967 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries.

Kariann Kakeh, MSIS student at the University at Albany, has been hired as an intern with the Capital District Library Council (CDLC).

Patti McCall, Science Librarian at the University of Central Florida, was part of a team that was awarded the Information Technology & Resources Outstanding Collaboration Award for creating the online introductory course, Library Research Strategies.  

Lauren Moore has been appointed director of the Pioneer Library System.

Bambi Pedu has been appointed Interim Director of the Lake Placid Public Library.

Catherine Stollar Peters joined the team at Bethlehem Public Library as the Head of Circulation and Technical Services.

Marie Rossi’s work as the Library Media Specialist for the Ballston Spa High School was highlighted in a recent EBSCO case study. After the report was written, EBSCO awarded the High School the Customer Success Award “in recognition of a notable commitment to Technology Integration.”

John Shaloiko has retired as Executive Director of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council.

Tracey Simon joined the Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library as Assistant Director in June 2014.  Previously, she was the director of the Floral Park Public Library.

Kai Alexis Smith’s article interviewing the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) President Elect Kelvin Watson appeared in the American Library Association’s NMRT's Footnotes. As of September 1, she is also the new Librarian-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame.

Don Watkins announced that he, along with Jessica Frank and Kim Whitling of the Blount Library in Franklinville, became digital literacy coaches as a result of the NYLA Digital Literacy Training session held at the Prendergast Library in Jamestown. The Blount Library is now the only designated “Digital Literacy Training Library” in Cattaraugus County.

Diana Wendell, director, announced that the Madison-Oneida BOCES School Library System was fully funded in the amount of $18,473 for their third New York State Archives, Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) staff development grant.

In Memoriam
Nancy L. Morelli, director of the Lake Placid Public Library, passed away on August 26, 2014.