Frank McKenna

Candidate for Treasurer-Elect (2022-25)

Director, Seaford Public Library

It is an honor to be nominated to run for the position of NYLA Treasurer. My goals are to continue the process of keeping NYLA’s finances transparent and easy for the membership to understand, to train and assist unit treasurers, and to make sure that NYLA complies with ever-stricter accounting standards. I look forward to working with the NYLA Executive Board and Council in keeping NYLA’s finances strong as we attempt to move along into a vibrant future for libraries and library systems. I have been a member of NYLA since 1992 and have been involved as a past president of BIRT, Conference Exhibits Chair, the Intellectual Freedom Committee and the NYLIBs-PAC as well as a member of LAMS and PLS. I have participated in Advocacy Day for many years also. It has been a very enriching experience to have met and worked with so many dedicated and interesting colleagues from all corners of New York State from all types of libraries.

Biography

Frank McKenna was born and raised in a NYC Public Housing Project in the Bronx. Island Trees High School: Class of ’76 (Class President) involved with the protests against the removal of books from two school library collections that culminated in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Island Trees Union Free School District Board of Education v. Pico decision and along with his sister Mary protested against the lesser-known banning of the school student newspaper “The Bulldog.”

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Nassau County Library Association

New York Library Association

New Yorkers for Better Libraries Political Action Committee

 

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