Committees & Special Interest Groups

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 Council membership.

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.

Continuing Education Committee

CLRC Liaison: Rebecca Honsinger



Executive Committee

President: Travis Olivera
Vice President: Rebecca McLain
Immediate Past President: Shay Foley
Secretary: Sam Berry-Sullivan
Treasurer: Mark Carter
Member at Large: Abigail Smith


Finance Committee

Chair: Mark Carter
CLRC Liaison: Ryan Perry


Nominating and Board Development Committee

Chair: Rebecca McLain
CLRC Liaison: Rebecca Kluberdanz Honsinger


Planning and Review Committee

CLRC Liaison: Ryan Perry


Library Resources and Services Committee

CLRC Liaison: Ryan Perry


Legislative Committee

Chair: Katie Spires
CLRC Liaison: Ryan Perry


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.

Academic Librarians

All academic librarians are welcome in this group to discuss research, department liaison roles, grants, collection development, and other topics related to the areas and responsibilities in academic libraries.

Co-Chair: Lisa Rogers

Co-Chair: Rebecca Hewitt

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Ryan Perry.


Library Assistants and Paraprofessionals

All library staff are welcome in this group but most topics of discussion will address concerns of support staff. The group hosts presentations on customer service, safety, tech services, library programming, and accessibility.

Chair: Rena Brower

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Ryan Perry.


Resource Sharing

This group addresses best practices, workflows, policies, and other topics relating to interlibrary loan and resource sharing.

Chair: Stephanie Helsher

For more information or to join this SIG’s Google group contact Ryan Perry.