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Special Notice - The Eileen Lemley Conference Scholarship & Donation
The award previously known as the NYSLAA Conference Contest is being renamed to honor the memory of Eileen Lemley who passed away while attending the 2014 conference. Eileen loved working in the library and attending NYSLAA conferences. The recipient will receive full conference registration and one night's lodging.
We are also collecting donations to be presented to the Scleroderma Foundation in honor of Eileen Lemley. Use this donation button if you wish to contribute.
On June 3, 2014, Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) presented members of the New York State Library Assistantsí Association with a Legislative Resolution "Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 17, 2014 as Library Assistants' Day in the State of New York", in conjunction with the observance of National Library Assistants' Day. Assemblyman Thiele is the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Education Technology and introduced the Resolution to recognize the efforts Library Assistants put forth in ensuring the smooth operation of our libraries on a daily basis. Also pictured (on the far right) is Assemblyman Joseph S. Saladino, Ranking Member of the Assembly Libraries and Education Technology Committee, who is a co-prime sponsor of the Resolution.
Pictured left to right: Michele Matthews, NYSLAA President; Ruth Oberg, NYSLAA Conference Coordinator; Kathy Rossello, NYSLAA Vice-President; Nancy Davis, NYSLAA Chair of the Public Relations and Community Outreach Committees; Assemblyman Thiele; Donna Hanna, NYSLAA Membership Secretary; Carrie Goetz, NYSLAA Treasurer; Donna Kuhner, NYSLAA Corresponding Secretary; and Assemblyman Saladino.
On behalf of the members and officers of the New York State Library Assistants' Association (NYSLAA), we welcome you to our web site. NYSLAA is an organization whose roots began in 1977 at the first ever "library clerical conference" in New York State. From these humble beginnings, NYSLAA has grown as an independent organization, with close to 375 members. It is run by library assistants, for library assistants.
Whether your title is "library clerk", "support staff", "library technician", or another local title, this is your organization! Regular membership is open to support staff currently working in a library or library system in New York State. Associate membership is open to all others (in any area of the globe) who support the goals and objectives of our organization.
This year (2014) marked our 36th annual conference! Through the years, we have added many other benefits to our members, including a quarterly newsletter, scholarships, regional workshops, a listserv, awards, and a Certificate of Achievement Program. Take a few minutes and browse through our pages to see what we have to offer library support staff.