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: April Bliss
Vice President: Fred Berowski
Immediate Past President: Mike Poulin
Secretary: Maija McLaughlin
Treasurer: Nancy Howe


Finance Committee

Chair: Nancy Howe


Nominating and Board Development Committee

Chair: Mike Poulin
CLRC Liason: Anna Dobkowski


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 Ryan Perry 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 Anna Dobkowski

State Fair Planning Group
Contact Anna Dobkowski


Legislative Committee
Contact Anna Dobkowski


Library Assistant’s Day Planning Team
Contact Anna Dobkowski


Resource Sharing Workshop 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.

Digitization Contact Ryan Perry

Early Career Professionals

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

Hospital Library Group Contact Angela Thor

Resource Sharing Contact Anna Dobkowski

Usage Statistics

Chair: Natasha Cooper

Contact CLRC