NYLA Council Election 2014
The 2014 NYLA Council Election is now complete.
The NYLA members have elected:
Many thanks to our other candidates:
Coinciding with the NYLA Council election, each of NYLA's Sections will be voting to elect officers. An overview of the candidates can be found here. Details on the candidates for each Section election can be found on the Section's web pages. When accessing the NYLA Council Ballot, all additional Section ballots that you are eligible to participate in will be displayed.
Details on Newly Elected Officers
President‐Elect (2014‐15) / President (2015‐16)
Deborah Emerson, Executive Director, Central NY Library Resources Council
The New York Library Association (NYLA) is vital on multiple levels. It is our advocacy organization, the “voice of the library community in New York State”. As such, NYLA works tirelessly to support library-positive legislation and raise awareness among our legislators. But first and foremost, NYLA is our professional association. It is because of your involvement in NYLA that you can easily connect with your library colleagues from all over the state. You get to meet up with them in person at least once a year at the annual conference, and more frequently if you’re involved with any of the many sections or roundtables. These opportunities to network with others in the profession are invaluable. Through your NYLA connections, you know who to call when you need help or when you want to bounce a new idea off of someone. NYLA is a whole network of professional consultants at your beck and call.
Debby Emerson Resume (PDF)
Claudia Depkin, Director, Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
I am honored to have been asked to run for NYLA Treasurer. While serving as President of the NYLA Leadership & Management Section (LAMS) in 2012-13, I really enjoyed the passion and drive of that diverse group. As a public library director, I don't often get to work directly with school, special and academic librarians, but on NYLA Council our differences meld together in perfect unison. I am eager to continue bringing my experience to bear there beyond my tenure as LAMS President.
Councilors‐at‐Large (2014 – 2017)
Rebecca Lubin, Assistant Director, Voorheesville Public Library
I believe that the library field is constantly evolving, and therefore I am committed to the continuing education of librarians and library staff, and I support the New York Library Association provides quality educational opportunities to every segment of the library world. For libraries to continue to matter to their communities and the populations they serve, they must constantly adapt to the changing needs of their customers and communities while maintaining the high level of knowledge, communication and quality of service expected from libraries. It is this challenge that drives librarians to constantly seek out ways to educate themselves and subsequently pass that knowledge on to their customers.
Susan Kowalski, School Librarian, East Syracuse Minoa School District
Strong school libraries build strong students. It is our obligation, both personally and as a profession, to keep our stakeholders informed, educated, aware, and inspired by the impact of effective school library programs on teaching and learning. Advocacy through leadership and action will ensure that our partners fully comprehend how school libraries can empower success through literature, technology, and leadership. With the leadership of a certified full-time librarian, a school library program offers authentic and relevant connections to an entire school community. Effective school library programs are comprehensive, challenging, purposeful, integrated, and standards-based. They support academic excellence across all content areas, personal development, and prepare students to be career and college ready.