Public Library Section (PLS) Update
Submitted by Deanna DiCarlo, PLS President
The PLS board had an energizing and active year gearing up for conference, from designing and scheduling our trade show booth, organizing another great Author! Author! event with 2017 National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko, presenting on relevant topics like fine forgiveness, staff training, and social justice, and taking care of so many other details that made the magic happen. Thanks to everyone who shared your extensive knowledge, insight, and experience by presenting at a PLS-sponsored session this year, and to everyone who volunteered at the our trade show booth and served as room monitors. We are so grateful to be part of the active and engaged New York library scene and to have so many amazing colleagues!
PLS Building Award for New Construction:
L. Marion Moshier/Asa Wynkoop Award for Distinguished Librarianship:
Leadership & Management Academy Scholarship:
NYLA Conference Scholarships:
PLS said farewell to three phenomenal board members at the 2017 conference. We thank them for their leadership and service, and we know our section is stronger because of their dedication and contributions over the past few years. We will miss you folks dearly!
PLS welcomes three new members to the board in 2018:
Continuing their service on the PLS board this year:
Speaking on behalf of the entire board, we look forward to another great year serving our section membership while advocating for and supporting public libraries in New York State!