Members on the Move – February 2015
Lois Bulger is retiring as a Children’s Librarian from the David A. Howe Public Library.
Edward Falcone, Deputy Director of the Yonkers Public Library, has been appointed interim director after the retirement of Stephen Force on 1/15/15 after 18 years in that position.
Andrew P. Jackson (Sekou Molefi Baako), Executive Director of Queens Library's Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, received "The Louie Award" at the Louis Armstrong Museum and Archive Annual Gala on Dec 8, 2014.
Laura Lintz has been hired as an Adult Services Librarian at the Newark Public Library.
Megan Mack, Communications Project Manager, announced several staff updates at The University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries:
Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy has been appointed director of the St. Joseph's College Library after the retirement of William Meng.
Karen Porcella is the new director of the Oceanside Library as of 1/5/2015, replacing Evelyn Rothchild.
Rocco Staino, NYLA past president, director of the Empire State Center for the Book, and host of StoryMakers on KidLit.TV, has been named to the board of Literary Manhattan. Literary Manhattan was formed to promote literacy, the benefits of reading and to bolster the general public’s awareness of Manhattan’s rich literary history.
Don Watkins announced the progress made by the Blount Library’s grant committee, formed in February of 2014. The committee has written a technology plan and successfully applied for E-Rate funding to upgraded internet bandwidth, received a community grant from Wal-Mart to purchase a 32 inch LCD monitor, successfully applied for a mini-grant from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System to purchase two Apple iPads, added an AWE Early Literacy Station to the children's room, purchased ten new Dell Optiplex All-in-One computers, planned and carried out digital literacy for patrons using the diglitny.org curriculum, and began a Makerspace for younger patrons.
Ashleigh Whitfield has been appointed as Local History Librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, effective January 12th.
Jake Widrick is the new director of the D.R. Evarts Library.