New York Library Association Welcomes Christina Romeo as Communications & Marketing Manager

ALBANY, NY – The New York Library Association (NYLA) is pleased to announce that Christina Romeo has joined the staff as the Communications and Marketing Manager.  Christina began her organizing, campaign career when she was 19 years old when she was the lead campus organizer for the Save Our Saint Rose movement. Since then, she has worked and implemented digital and grassroots communication strategies for numerous political candidates, issue-based campaigns, and non-profit coalitions across New York State. 

Dr. Jennifer Cannell, 2019-2020 President of NYLA stated, “We’re thrilled to have Christina joining us and look forward to leveraging her skills and experiences to continue to share the good work that libraries across New York are doing every day.”

"We're happy to welcome Christina to NYLA and to work together to develop a stronger presence across all our social media platforms and create more innovative ways to communicate the stories of our members across the state," said Jeremy Johanneson, Executive Director of NYLA

"Growing up, I would spend most of my afternoons at the Sachem Public Library where I was encouraged by my librarian friends to always speak my truth, even when my voices shakes. With their guidance, they created a sanctuary for me to grow up to be the succinct, interpersonal, and accessible communicator I am today. I strongly believe that being a good communicator and creating an effective communications strategy is rooted in storytelling. I am thrilled to bring my expertise to the New York Library Association and work alongside my colleagues to ensure each and every librarian and library has their story not only told, but remembered for generations to come." Romeo said.

Alongside her new role at NYLA, Christina also serves as the Co-Chair and Public Policy Coordinator of GLSEN Upstate and is on the Public Policy and Expansion Committee. She is a board member for the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society and a 2020 New Leaders Council Fellow for the Capital District Chapter.