Organizational and Functional Roster

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Organizational Roster

Division of Library Development, New York State Library

General phone: 518-474-7196
Fax: 518-486-5254
Mailing address: 10B41 Cultural Education Center, Albany NY 12230

Coordinator of Statewide Library Services and Director of Library Development

Carol Ann Desch; (v) 518-474-7196

Administrative Assistants

Athena Small; (v) 518-486-2753
Margaret Weis; (v) 518-474-7196

Operating Teams

(Some staff are on more than one team)

Public Library System Services Team

Natalie McDonough (Team Leader); (v) 518-486-2194
Lauren C. Cardinal; (v) 518-474-1479
Estralita Cromartie-Collesides; (v) 518-473-6941
Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927
Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883
Tor Loney; (v) 518-486-2189
Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864
Julia Maxwell; (v) 518-474-4734
Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858
Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863
Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565
Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Library Aid Coordination, Resource Sharing and Preservation Services

Barbara Lilley (Team Leader); (v) 518-486-4864
Estralita Cromartie-Collesides; (v) 518-473-6941
Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252
Lisa DeNovio; (v) 518-402-0119
Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927
Tor Loney; (v) 518-486-2189
Adriana Mastroianni; (v) 518-486-2810
Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858
Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Technology, Reporting and Federal Aid Services

Amy Heebner (Team Leader); (v) 518-474-4883
Lauren C. Cardinal; (v) 518-474-1479
Jeffrey Kirkendall; (v) 518-486-1330
Tor Loney; (v) 518-486-2189
Julia Maxwell; (v) 518-474-4734
Sarah McFadden; (v) 518-474-8541
Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858
Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Roster of Staff by Job Title

Library Development Specialists/Librarians

Lauren C. Cardinal; (v) 518-474-1479
Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927
Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883
Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864
Tor Loney; (v) 518-486-2189
Natalie McDonough; (v) 518-486-2194
Sarah McFadden; (v) 518-474-8541
Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858
Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863
Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565
Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Education Program Assistants

Estralita Cromartie-Collesides; (v) 518-473-6941
Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252
Lisa DeNovio; (v) 518-402-0119
Jeffrey Kirkendall; (v) 518-486-1330
Adriana Mastroianni; (v) 518-486-2810
Julia Maxwell; (v) 518-474-4734
Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Administrative Assistants

Athena Small; (v) 518-486-2753
Margaret Weis; (v) 518-474-7196

Functional Roster

Academic Library Statistics

Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) (Federal)

Amy Heebner (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-4883

Annual Reports:

Public Libraries

Adriana Mastroianni; (v) 518-486-2810
Julia Maxwell (backup); (v) 518-474-4734

Public Library Systems

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252
Jeffrey Kirkendall (backup); (v) 518-486-1330

Reference and Research Library Resources Councils

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

School Library Systems

Lisa DeNovio; (v) 518-402-0119

Bibliostat Products

Jeffrey Kirkendall; (v) 518-486-1330

Broadband Initiatives for Libraries

Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883

Central Library Services Aid

Frank Rees (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-1565

Central Library Directors Association Liaison

Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

See Also: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Chartering of Public Libraries

SEE: Public Library System Liaisons

Conservation/Preservation Program

Barbara Lilley (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4864
See also: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Construction Aid for Public Libraries

Natalie McDonough (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-2194
Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565
See also: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Coordinated Collection Development Aid

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Coordinated Outreach Services Aid

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Correctional Facilities, Aid to Public Library Systems

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Digital Inclusion Initiatives

Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883

E-Rate (Universal Service Telecommunications Discount Program for Schools and Libraries)

Lauren Cardinal (E-rate Coordinator); (v) 518-474-1479
Amy Heebner (backup); (v) 518-474-4883

Early Literacy Initiatives

SEE: Ready to Read at New York Libraries

Empire State Library Network (formerly New York 3Rs Association) Liaison

Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Federal Aid for Library Services / LSTA Coordinator / ARPA

Amy Heebner (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-4883

Free Direct Access Plans

SEE: Public Library System Liaisons

Hospital Library Services Aid

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Indian Libraries Aid

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Institution Library Services (County Jails)

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Legislative Planning and Regulations

Carol Ann Desch; 518-474-7196

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Program Coordination (Federal)

Amy Heebner (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-4883

Library Trustees Association of New York State (LTANYS) Liaison

Carol Ann Desch; 518-474-7196

Literacy and Libraries

Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Local Library Services Aid Program

SEE: State Aid Programs for Libraries and Systems

Love Your Library Programs

Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863

Mailing list information

Athena Small; (v) 518-486-2753

Medical Information Services Program

SEE: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Minimum Public Library Standards

Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

NOVELny (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) NOVELny New York Online Virtual Electronic Library

NOVELny Project

Amy Heebner (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-4883

NOVELny Databases Help Desk

E-mail the NOVELny Databases Help Desk; (v) 518-486-6012 in the Albany area; toll-free in NY (877) 277-0250

NOVELny website and Facebook page

Sarah McFadden; (v) 518-474-8541

NYLINE and other e-mail lists

Sarah McFadden; (v) 518-474-8541

Outreach Services, Public Library Systems

Mary Beth Farr (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4927

Plans of Service for Systems

SEE: System Liaisons

Public Librarian Certification

Jeffrey Kirkendall; (v) 518-486-1330

Public Library Districts Initiative

Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

Public Library Statistics Cooperative (PLSC) program (Federal)

Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Public Library Statistics (New York)

Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Public Library System Directors Organization (PULISDO) Liaison

Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

Public Library System Services

Frank Rees (Program Manager); (v) 518-474-1565
See also Public Library System Liaisons; State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Publications

Athena Small; (v) 518-486-2753

Ready to Read at New York Libraries (early literacy initiative)

Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863

Reference and Research Library Resources (3Rs) Council Services

Barbara Lilley (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4864
See also System Liaisons; State Aid for Libraries and Systems

Registration of Public Libraries

Jeffrey Kirkendall; (v) 518-486-1330
Amy Heebner (backup); (v) 518-474-4883

School Library System Association, Inc. Liaison

Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

School Library System Services

Carol Ann Desch (Program Manager, Interim); 518-474-7196
Mary Beth Farr (Backup); (v) 518-486-4927
See also System Liaisons; State Aid for Libraries and Systems

State Aid for Libraries and Systems (Coordinator)

Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864
Jane Minotti (backup); (v) 518-486-4858
See also: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

State Aid for Library Construction Program

Natalie McDonough (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-2194
Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565
See also: State Aid for Libraries and Systems

State Data Coordinator

Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Summer Reading at New York Libraries Program Summer Reading at New York Libraries logo

Sharon Phillips (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4863

System Annual Reports

SEE: Annual Reports

Systems Plans of Service

SEE: System Liaisons

Teen Services

Sharon Phillips (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4863

Trustees and Public Libraries

SEE: Public Library System Liaisons

Trustees -- Library Trustees Association of New York State (LTANYS) Liaison

Carol Ann Desch; 518-474-7196

Universal Service Telecommunications Discount Program for Schools and Libraries

SEE: E-Rate

Website for Division of Library Development and NOVELny

Sarah McFadden; (v) 518-474-8541

Workforce Development and Libraries (Outreach)

Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Youth and Family Services

Sharon Phillips (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-4863


State Aid Programs for Libraries and Systems

Please contact the following staff with questions about State Aid program requirements and payments.

Center for Jewish History, Inc. Library Aid

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Central Libraries Services Aid (Public Library Systems)

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

Conservation/Preservation Grants

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Construction: State Aid for Library Construction

Estralita Cromartie-Collesides; (v) 518-473-6941
Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252
Lisa DeNovio; (v) 518-402-0119
Natalie McDonough (Program Manager); (v) 518-486-2194

Coordinated Collection Development Aid (Academic Libraries)

Adriana Mastroianni; (v) 518-486-2810

Coordinated Outreach Services Aid (Public Library Systems)

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

County Jails Library Aid (Public Library Systems)

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

Hospital Library Services Aid (3Rs)

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Indian Libraries Aid

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

Local Services Aid (Public Library Systems)

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

The New-York Historical Society Library Aid

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

The New York Public Library, Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library Aid

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Library Aid

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

New York State Medical Information Services Program for Libraries

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

Public Library System Aid

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252

Reference and Research Library Resources System Aid

Holly Peacock; (v) 518-486-2197

School Library System Aid

Lisa DeNovio; (v) 518-402-0119

State Corrections Aid (Public Library Systems)

Kathryn Davis; (v) 518-486-5252


System Liaisons

Jump to: Public Library Systems | School Library Systems

Reference and Research Library Resources System Services

[See also Reference and Research Library Resources System page for links to the Systems]

Capital District Library Council for Reference and Research Resources: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Central New York Library Resources Council: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Long Island Library Resources Council, Inc.: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO): Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Northern New York Library Network: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Rochester Regional Library Council: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

South Central Research Library Council: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Southeastern New York Library Resources Council: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Western New York Library Resources Council: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Public Library System Services

[See also Public Library System page for links to the Systems]

Brooklyn Public Library: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library: Natalie McDonough; (v) 518-486-2194

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System: Natalie McDonough; (v) 518-486-2194

Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System: Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883

Finger Lakes Library System: Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863

Four County Library System: Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863

Mid-Hudson Library System: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Mid York Library System: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Mohawk Valley Library System: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Monroe County Library System: Lauren Cardinal; (v) 518-474-1479

Nassau Library System: Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

The New York Public Library: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Nioga Library System: Natalie McDonough; (v) 518-486-2194

North Country Library System: Amy Heebner; (v) 518-474-4883

Onondaga County Public Library: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Pioneer Library System: Lauren Cardinal; (v) 518-474-1479

Queens Borough Public Library: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

Ramapo Catskill Library System: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Southern Adirondack Library System: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Southern Tier Library System: Sharon Phillips; (v) 518-486-4863

Suffolk Cooperative Library System: Frank Rees; (v) 518-474-1565

Upper Hudson Library System: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Westchester Library System: Barbara Lilley; (v) 518-486-4864

School Library System Services

[See also School Library System page for links to the Systems]

Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga (Capital Region) BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Broome-Tioga BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Buffalo City: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Dutchess BOCES: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Erie #1 BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Erie #2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Genesee-Livingston-Steuben-Wyoming BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Madison-Oneida BOCES: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Monroe #1 BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Monroe #2 - Orleans BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Nassau: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

New York City: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Onondaga-Cortland-Madison-Oswego BOCES: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Orange-Ulster BOCES: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Orleans-Niagara BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Otsego - Delaware - Schoharie - Greene (Otsego-Northern Catskills) BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Putnam-Westchester BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene (Questar III) BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Rochester City: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Rockland BOCES: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Schuyler-Steuben-Chemung-Tioga-Allegany BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Suffolk, Eastern, BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Suffolk, Western, BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Sullivan BOCES: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Syracuse City: Halley Sutherland; (v) 518-486-4885

Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Ulster BOCES: Jane Minotti; (v) 518-486-4858

Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Wayne-Finger Lakes (Ontario - Seneca - Yates - Cayuga - Wayne) BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Westchester, Southern, BOCES: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Yonkers City: Mary Beth Farr; (v) 518-486-4927

Last Updated: June 8, 2022 -- sm