Assembly Standing Committee on Libraries and Education Technology;
Funding Public Libraries

Purpose: To examine the 2017-2018 State Budget's impact on the mission of New York State libraries in the 21st century.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m., Legislative Office Building, Albany, New York, NY 12248.

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  • Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Mid-Hudson Library System [pdf icon; 602k]
  • Wanda Bruchis, Director, Mid York Library System [pdf icon; 720k]
  • Timothy Burke, Executive Director, Upper Hudson Library System; representing the New York Alliance of Library Systems [pdf icon; 146k]
  • Nick Buron, Chief Librarian and Senior Vice President at Queens Library [pdf icon; 57k]
  • MaryEllen Elia, Commissioner, New York State Education Department
  • Kathleen Gundrum, Executive Director of the Capital District Library Council [pdf icon; 308k]
  • Robert Hubsher, Executive Director, Ramapo Catskill Library System [pdf icon; 557k]
  • Scott C. Jarzombekexternal link; opens in a new window, Executive Director, Albany Public Library[pdf icon]
  • Lauren Moore, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System [pdf icon; 226k]
  • Mike Neppl, General Counsel & Director of Government Relations, New York Library Association [pdf icon; 266k]
  • J’aimé Pfeiffer, Director, WSWHE BOCES School Library System (on behalf of Dr. Jennifer Cannell, School Library System and Arts Coordinator at Capital Region BOCES and Vice President for Advocacy of the School Library Systems Association of New York State) [pdf icon; 111k]
  • Colleen D. Sadowski, Ed.D., Director, Rochester City School Library System [pdf icon; 1.12M]
  • Chris Sagaas, Director, Utica Public Library [pdf icon; 631k]
  • Tom Sloan, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System [pdf icon; 74k]
  • Iris Weinshall, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of The New York Public Library; and George Mihaltses, Vice President for Government and Community Affairs[pdf icon; 511k]
  • David Woloch, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at Brooklyn Public Library [pdf icon; 101k]

Additional Submitted Testimony

  • Ronald Kirsop, Assistant Director, Pioneer Library System [pdf icon; 616k]
  • Terry Kirchner, Executive Director, Westchester Library System [pdf icon; 196k]
Last Updated: January 22, 2018 -- asm