NYLA 2020 Council Election - Candidate Forums

Get to know the 2020 NYLA candidates! NYLA members will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about each of the candidates running for NYLA Council. Space is limited, however each forum will be recorded and archived for viewing at a later date. Sign up for the forums below!

NYLA President (Representing an Academic or Special Library) Candidates (2021-22)


Beth Merkle, Museum of Play
Liz King, RPI



Public Libraries Councilor-at-Large Candidates (2021-25)


Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella, North Castle Library
Lisa Kropp, Lindenhurst Library
Sarah Potwin, Niagara Public Library
Lisa Hewel, Josephine Louise Public Library




School Libraries Councilor-At-Large Candidates (2021-25)


Ginger Tebo, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Kristina Graves, Schenectady High School


Voting will be open from June 15 to July 15


To Vote

1. In order to vote click on the "Vote" button below.

2. The next screen will ask for your log-in and password, if needed you can request your password from the NYLA office.

3. Enter your information, click "Log On"

4. Click on "Voting - Polls / Elections" from the left-hand menu.

5. The next screen will display a list of elections / polls that you are currently eligible to participate in.

6. Click on the NYLA Special Election.

7. Complete the voting process and click "Submit".

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