Members on the Move
Sue Considine, Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library, and Jennifer Manley, Vice-President of Government and Community Affairs, Queens Library were recognized as White House "Champions of Change." At a White House event focused on libraries and museums that make a difference for their neighborhoods and for the nation.
The Emma Clark Library has just started a new program with the Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University. Volunteers from the library bring large print books to the home. The books are rotated monthly.
Christina Karvounis, the 2013 recipient of the Hudson Valley Library Association’s Student Scholarship Award, has accepted a position at the Pre-School/Lower School library at the Brooklyn Friends School.
Sandra Feinberg, Director of the Middle Country Public Library has retired.
Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman has been appointed the Interim Director of the New City Library.
Lisa H. Jacobs has been appointed the Assistant Director of the Longwood Public Library.
Paige Jaeger, Director of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex (WSWHE) School Library System, is the recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the School Library Systems Association of New York State (SLSA). The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a School Library System Director whose work exemplifies six areas of consideration: professional leadership, professional service, information sharing, collaboration, quality programs and creative service.
Judy Jerome, Dunham Public Library Director, has retired after a lifetime career as an information specialist. Elected President of NYLA in 1998 she was unable to serve as she received, at the same time, a Fulbright Fellowship which took her to the United Kingdom.
The Middle Country Public Library has announced the appointment of Sophia Serlis-McPhillips as the library’s new director.
Kathleen U. Naftaly has been appointed the Director of the Crandall Public Library.
J'aime Pfeiffer, School Library System Director at Capital Region BOCES, testified recently before a state Board of Regents committee regarding the critical need for collaboration between teachers and librarians to implement the new Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). This summer Pfeiffer will be part of a conference presented by the State Office of Cultural Education titled "Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core." The conference is one of many initiatives to bring the language of the Common Core to the larger cultural community.
Eugenia Schatoff, Director of the West Nyack Free Library, Amy Jo Southworth, librarian at Bay Shore High School Library, and Megan Threats, Informational Professional and graduate student at Syracuse University have been named American Library Association Emerging Leaders of 2013.