Committees and Special Interest Groups

CLRC members can get involved in governance of the organization through CLRC’s variety of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees and Special Interest Groups. Members of committees and interest groups come from all types of libraries and cultural heritage organizations in the region and reflect the diversity of the CLRC membership.

Standing Committees are those that are necessary for carrying out the Council’s regular activities. These are decision-making groups that set policies and guide the direction of the Council. They are provided for by the Central NY Library Resources Council Trustees’ Bylaws, as amended 12/12/2013. Members are appointed to committees based on their experience with and interest in the areas relevant to the committee and the constituency represented by the appointee. Composition of the standing committees should reflect the membership of the Council. Committee membership terms are 5 years with a limit of 2 consecutive full terms. The term for a Committee Chair is 2 years, with a limit of two consecutive full terms. The President of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director are ex-officio members of all Standing Committees.

Executive Committee

President: Mike Poulin
Vice President: April Bliss
Immediate Past President: Meg Van Patten
Secretary: Maija McLaughlin
Treasurer: Jeff Wooldridge
Member-at-Large: Deborah Hailston-Jaworski

Finance Committee

Chair: Jeff Wooldridge

Nominating and Board Development Committee

Chair: Meg Van Patten
CLRC Liason: Jen Bort

Planning and Review Committee

Contact Marc Wildman

Library Resources and Services Committee

The Board has also determined that the Library Resources and Services (LRS) Committee should function as a standing committee. Contact Marc Wildman for more information about this committee.

Ad Hoc committees are formed as necessary to carry on the work of the Council. They help plan specific projects and events and their meeting schedules often revolve around those events. These are working groups and membership is based on an individual’s interest in the work of the committee. Like Standing Committees, the Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces are ideally representative of the Council’s diverse membership.

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Human Library Planning Group
Contact Jen Bort

State Fair Planning Group
Contact Anna Dobkowski


Legislative Committee
Contact Anna Dobkowski


Library Assistant’s Day Planning Team
Contact Anna Dobkowski

CLRC’s Special Interest Groups provide a forum for members with common interests to meet and discuss relevant topics. Any member can start a special interest group and any member can join a group. CLRC will provide meeting space and assist with logistical arrangements and publicity. Special interest groups may also plan programs or workshops with financial support from CLRC. They often make suggestions and recommendations for programming and services. CLRC staff are available to facilitate meetings of special interest groups, or the groups may choose to run their own meetings.

Contact Ryan Perry

Early Career Professionals

Interested in joining this group? Fill out this form or contact Jen Bort.

Hospital Library Group
Contact Angela Thor

Resource Sharing
Contact Anna Dobkowski

Usage Statistics

Chair: Natasha Cooper

Next events: April 4 (CLRC) & May 21 (LeMoyne)

Contact Jen Bort