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Simone Yearwood (NYLA)

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NYLA Update September 2021
« on: August 30, 2021, 11:52:02 AM »

In the past few weeks, NYLA has gone through major changes: Jeremy Johannesen, our Executive Director for nearly a decade, resigned from his position effective August 4, and moved on to another opportunity. Claudia Depkin, President, Dr. Jen Cannell, Past-President, Roger Reyes, Treasurer, Grace Riario, Treasurer-Elect, and Jennifer Byrnes, PLS President, resigned from their positions on Council. In lieu of these resignations, we were able to swiftly welcome in Beth Merkle as President, Arlene LaVerde as President-Elect, Barbara Stripling as Immediate Past-President, Kelly Harris as Treasurer, and Meg Van Patten as PLS President.

To move forward with purpose and momentum, NYLA Council will come together and take the following steps:
•   Holding a special election for Treasurer-Elect (September 2021)
•   Appoint an Interim Executive Director to ensure that daily operations continue to run smoothly at NYLA HQ
•   Form a Governance Task Force to examine issues in NYLA’s by-laws and structure and recommend changes or updates
•   Begin the search for a new Executive Director to lead NYLA confidently into the future

NYLA Upcoming Events:

NYLA 2021 Conference
The NYLA 2021 Annual Conference will take place November 3-6, 2021, in Syracuse, NY.

REGISTER TODAY! #NYLA2021 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Virtual: Thursday, October 28th - Friday, October 29th
In-Person: Wednesday, November 3rd - Saturday, November 6th Register Here:

•   Conference: The Oncenter Convention Center at 800 South State St. Syracuse, NY 13202
•   Hotel Accommodations: Syracuse Marriott Downtown at 100 E Onondaga St, Syracuse, NY 13202

Western New York Library Council Resources (WNYLRC): INTERSECT 2021: Resilience, Renewal, and Beyond
When? Friday, October 1st from 9:30AM - 4:00PM  Register Here:

Upcoming NYLA Webinars

Friends of Libraries Section (FLS): Before Friends Become Frienemies
Date: Thursday, September 30th at 2PM
Register Here:

Reported by Simone L. Yearwood, NYLA Council Academic & Special Libraries, SUNYLA Liaison