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Public Library Section (PLS) Update

Submitted by Jennifer Byrnes

Welcome New Board Members!

  1. Dan Hubbs, President-Elect (Saratoga Public Library)
  2. Rebecca Gilbert, Second Vice President (Onondoga County Public Library)
  3. Jennifer Bollerman, Secretary (Longwood Public Library)
  4. Deanna DiCarlo, 1st Year Director (Upper Hudson Library System)

Judith Wines, director at the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Community Library in Ravena, assumed directorship of PLS.  Due to a board resignation, Jennifer Byrnes (Rochester PL) was appointed 3rd Year Director.  

Did You Know?

Last year PLS provided support in the amount of $7,000 to advocacy organizations, including Urban Librarians Unite, Empire Center for the Book, New York Black Librarians' Caucus, and the NYLA Sustainability Summit.  Also, PLS awarded $7,000 in scholarships for members to attend the NYLA Leadership & Management Academy.   These are just a couple examples of how PLS works for you.  Join us!  

What's Next

In the coming year PLS looks forward to deploying the Path for Professional & Association Advancement, a mentorship program to assist NYLA in engaging and retaining new members.

Although NYLA just ended, PLS is already planning for NYLA 2016.  We hope to have a slate of energizing and informative programs.  Mark your calendars now for November 2-5!