Members of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, as of November 1, 2015

See also Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Committee and Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award Committee

Member (term expires)

Ms. Laurie Conway Brooks (2019)
9342 State Route 89
Trumansburg, NY  14886
(607) 227-8204
E-mail:  laurie.conway.brooks @ gmail.com

*Ms. Claudia Depkin (2018)
Director
Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY  10923
(845) 786-3800  Fax:  (845) 786-3791
Email:  cdepkin @ rcls.org

Mr. John Hammond (2016)
Executive Director
Northern New York Library Network
6721 US Highway 11
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 265-1119; Fax (315) 265-1881
E-mail: john @ nnyln.org

Ms. Mary Jean Jakubowski (2017)
Director, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY  14203
(716) 858-7190
E-mail:  jakubowskim @ buffalolib.org

Mr. Steven M. Manning (2016)
Director, Regional Information Center / Computer Services Center
Greater Southern Tier BOCES -- Regional Information Center
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY  14903
(607) 795-5338
E-mail: smanning @ gstboces.org

Ms. Emily Peterson (2020)
School Media Specialist
East Moriches Elementary School
523 Montauk Highway
East Morches, NY  11940
(631) 878-0162  x 222
Email:  epeterson @ emoschools.org

**Ms. Colleen D. Sadowski (2018)
Instructional Director of School Library System and Media Services
Rochester City School District
131 W. Broad Street
Rochester, NY  14614
(585) 262-8733
Email:  Colleen.Sadowski @ rcsdk12.org

Mr. Michael E. Stoller (2019)
Associate Dean, Collections and Research Services
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
(212) 998-2566
E-mail:  michael.stoller @ nyu.edu

Ms. Ann Thornton (2017)
Vice Provost and University Librarian
Columbia University
517 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-2247; Fax: (212) 854-4972
E-mail:  annthornton @ columbia.edu

Ms. Jacquelyn Thresher (2017)
Director, Nassau Library System
900 Jerusalem Avenue
Uniondale, NY  11553-3039
(516) 292-2863
E-mail:  jthresher @ nassaulibrary.org

Mr. Kelvin Watson (2019)
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer
Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY  11432
(718) 990-0753  Fax:  (718) 297-3404
E-mail:  Kelvin.A.Watson @ queenslibrary.org

Ms. Arlene C. Way (2020)
17 Second Street
Albany, NY  12210
(518) 221-4175
Email:  away7mad @ aol.com

* Chair
** Vice Chair

Staff

Bernard Margolis, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries
(518) 474-5930
E-mail: Bernard.Margolis @ nysed.gov
Carol A. Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services
(518) 474-7196; fax (518) 486-5254
E-mail: Carol.Desch @ nysed.gov
Paula Paolucci, Secretary to the State Librarian
(518) 474-5930
E-mail: Paula.Paolucci @ nysed.gov 
 

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Committee

Ms. Laurie Conway Brooks
9342 State Route 89
Trumansburg, NY  14886
(607) 227-8204
E-mail:  laurie.conway.brooks @ gmail.com

Ms. Colleen D. Sadowski
Instructional Director of School Library System and Media Services
Rochester City School District
131 W. Broad Street
Rochester, NY  14614
(585) 262-8733
Email:  Colleen.Sadowski @ rcsdk12.org
 

Staff

Bernard Margolis, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries
(518) 474-5930
E-mail: Bernard.Margolis @ nysed.gov
Carol A. Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services
(518) 486-4862; fax (518) 486-5254
E-mail: Carol.Desch @ nysed.gov
Mary Linda Todd, Library Development Specialist II and LSTA Coordinator
(518) 486-4858
E-mail: MaryLinda.Todd @ nysed.gov 
 

Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award Committee

Ms. Claudia Depkin
Director
Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
10 W. Ramapo Road
Garnerville, NY  10923
(845) 786-3800  Fax:  (845) 786-3791
Email:  cdepkin @ rcls.org

Mr. Steven M. Manning
Director, Regional Information Center / Computer Services Center
Greater Southern Tier BOCES -- Regional Information Center
459 Philo Road
Elmira, NY  14903
(607) 795-5338
E-mail: smanning @ gstboces.org

Ms. Ann Thornton
Vice Provost and University Librarian
Columbia University
517 Butler Library
535 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-2247; Fax: (212) 854-4972
E-mail:  annthornton @ columbia.edu


Staff

Bernard Margolis, State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries
(518) 474-5930
E-mail: Bernard.Margolis @ nysed.gov
Carol A. Desch, Coordinator of Statewide Library Services
(518) 486-4862; fax (518) 486-5254
E-mail: Carol.Desch @ nysed.gov
Paula Paolucci, Administrative Assistant to the State Librarian
(518) 474-5930
E-mail: Paula.Paolucci @ nysed.gov 
 
Last Updated: November 27, 2015 -- asm