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Freeport & Fayetteville Memorial Libraries Rack Up 5 Library Journal Movers & Shakers

Each Year Library Journal selects 50 librarians from across the nation as their Movers and Shakers in six categories: Change Agents, Innovators, Marketers, Advocates, Community Builders and Tech Leaders.  Among this years we are proud to say that five were from New York State.  We would like to note that the five 2 have connection with Fayetteville Free Library and three with Freeport Memorial Library.  Congratulations to New York’s Movers & Shakers.

Change Agent

Sue Considine (Executive Director of Fayetteville Free Library)

“Overseeing the Fayetteville Free Library’s (FFL) move from a small structure to a 46,000-plus square foot former Stickley furniture factory was only the beginning of Sue Considine’s innovations after she was recruited to take the helm there in 2001. Considine’s vision, community engagement, and dedication to creating leadership opportunities within the library has built a culture of creativity that has yielded groundbreaking results.”


Tanisha Mitchell (Freeport Memorial & Metropolitan Opera Library)

“She harmonizes the music collections at three different New York City–area libraries: the Metropolitan Opera Library, Opera Orchestra of New York (a freelance position), and Freeport Memorial Library, where as a teenage page and music major she impressed Mary Robinson, outreach services specialist for the Nassau Library System, NY, with her self-possession and love of music.”

Lauren Britton (Fayetteville Free Library)

“Lauren Britton is “transforming the role of public libraries and inspiring a generation of librarians,” says nominator Joe Murphy. She’s among the first librarians to launch a Maker space in a library, and her efforts have laid out a model for other libraries to follow. She’s also helped lead an international dialog about libraries, creativity, and ­empowerment.”


Margaux DelGuidice (Garden City High School & Freepost Memorial Library)

Rose Luna (Freeport High School Library & Freeport Memorial Library)

“When Margaux DelGuidice (l.) joined the Freeport Public Schools in 2004 as teacher librarian at the Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School, she met Rose Luna, a teacher librarian at the Freeport High School, at the monthly meeting for school district librarians. The two were (and still are) also coworkers at their hometown library, Freeport Memorial, where both work part-time…. The two immediately connected, agreeing on issues like “the importance of advocating for school libraries and building community connections,” says DelGuidice. Six months later, they gave their first presentation, to the local school board, highlighting the link between certified school librarians and student achievement.”