Members on the Move
Alicia Abdul was selected to sit the Young Adult Library Services Association committee for Great Graphic Novels for Teens. She will begin her appointment in February 2017 and end in January 2018 when the Youth Media Awards are announced.
This past December, the Ellenville Public Library and Museum, chartered in 1893, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its museum services. In October, Library Director Pam Stocking and Digital Archivist Sandy Marsh of EPL&M accepted a 2016 Award for Excellence from Greater Hudson Heritage Network for "Images of America, Ellenville", an Arcadia/History Press publication based on images and information in their museum collections. The library also participated in Ulster County Heritage Week - an annual event started by the County Executive 6 years ago. This year, a photo exhibit, Ulster County Women of Note, premiered at the 2016 Heritage Week launch; EPL&M collaborated with the Ulster County Historical Society to create this exhibit, which will travel the county in honor of the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women in New York State. The project was made possible by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities. EPL&M is looking toward the future too; they recently received a Ramapo Catskill Library System Outreach Grant in support of a series of workshops called "Business Basics for Enterprising Women". What a way to live up to their byline: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Ever Forward.
The Fulton Public Library is excited to welcome Dawn Myers as their new coordinator of Adult and Children’s Programming. Dawn brings her experience of jewelry making, painting, basket weaving and much more.
The Hauppauge Public Library welcomes Christa Zaros as a fulltime Librarian I to its Adult Services Department.
Nancy Howe is excited to announce that Baldwinsville Public Library was named 2016 Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year. In its third year, the Member of the Year award recognizes an outstanding Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) business or organization that has donated time, talent, and/or product to the GBCC, is visible and active in GBCC events and activities, and whose business practices exemplify the GBCC mission.
Kennedy Free Library, has promoted former library assistant Maggie Ruth to Library Director effective December 2016. The library has been the fastest growing library in the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System over the last five years.
Matthew Kopel was named Program Manager for the Digital Inclusion Corps, an IMLS-funded pilot project of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. Kopel most recently served as Research & Development Librarian at the Central New York Library Resources Council.
Sue Kowlski, will be recognized with the Impact of the Year Award for her work as a librarian in the East Syracuse-Minoa School district, and her involvement with the Syracuse University iSchool in this role. The Impact of the Year Award celebrates a Syracuse University alumnus who makes significant contributions to the iSchool community that include leadership, vision and mentorship.
The newly created full time position of Clerk/Programming Coordinator at Livonia Public Library has been filled by Jack Scott.
Barbara Madonna of Gloversville Public Library received the Thomas B. Constantino Entrepreneurial Award. Barbara was honored at Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Annual Celebration and Cocktail Party at the Johnstown Holiday Inn.
The Middle Country Public Library received the Outstanding Community Partner Award from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County in recognition of 30 years of collaborative work on behalf of young children and families in the county.
River Campus Libraries, at the University of Rochester recently named Julia Maddox Director of the Barbara J. Burger iZone.
Jill Hurst-Wahl, Director of Syracuse University’s MSLIS Program, was appointed to the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Jill fills a vacancy on the OCPL board, and her renewable term runs through December 2017.
As of December 2016 Jake Widrick became Director of the Marcellus Free Library.