WNYLRC Announces New Board Members

The membership has spoken and the result of that is WNYLRC is pleased to announce the winners of the vote for openings on the Board of Trustees.

Returning for a second term is Kerrie Fergen Wilkes who will be filling the Academic Library representation. Kerrie is Associate Librarian and Coordinator of the Research and Information Literacy Service (RILS) Department at the Daniel A. Reed Library, State University of New York at Fredonia. Kerrie is currently President of WNYLRC’s Board of Trustees.

New to the Board will be Eli Guinnee, Executive Director, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, representing Public Library Systems. Eli’s experience leading a system of 36 member libraries will surely bring the perspective of all of our public libraries into the conversation.

Also new will be Charles Lyons, Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Delivery, University at Buffalo, representing the Academic Library with Largest Collection. Charles’ diverse background including scholarly communication and publishing will be an asset to his views on the Board in the coming years.

Their terms will run from 2016-2020 and we thank them in advance for their willingness to serve all of our members especially in facing the challenges and exciting projections that the rest of this decade is shaping up to offer. Congratulations and welcome to a Board which has always had the membership’s best interests at heart.

Also in the vote were changes to the Member Dues Schedule for Governing Members and for the three levels of Patron Membership through 2019. Those changes will be viewable at www.wnylrc.org.