Meet Susan Considine

 

Continuing our profiles of those standing for election to the Public Libraries Standing Committee we meet Susan Considine. All those who have nominated have been invited to share their story.

 

 

Name:Sue Considine
Institution: Fayetteville Free Library.
Country: USA

What experience will you bring to the role of Standing Committee Member?
As an administrator of a busy, progressive public library, Sue has successfully recruited and developed a team of dynamic professionals, support staff and community members who offer cutting edge library services in a state of the art environment to an engaged community. During Sue’s administration the Fayetteville Free Library has received the Library Journal’s Five Star rating for nine years. Sue is a leader of innovation in the library field, pioneering new transformative methods of community engagement including integration of participatory STEAM learning into all library services and launching the first ever Fabrication lab, the FFL FabLab, in a public library. Sue is a passionate advocate for librarians and is committed to the development of the next generation of librarian leaders through the identification of and creation of leadership opportunities in the information field for new graduates and emerging library leaders. Sue is a seasoned national and international public speaker who has presented on contemporary library issues including, future libraries, innovation, leadership, organizational design, team development and more. Sue is a proud recipient of the 2012 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director award and both the 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the WCNY Women Who Make America awards. Sue received the White House “Champion of Change” award and had the honor to participate in a panel discussion, representing the FFL, CNY and Public Libraries, at the White House. In 2015 Sue received the Central NY Business Journal Not for Profit Excellence award and was invited to present on a panel at the first annual day of Making at the US Capitol in DC . Finally in 2016, Sue Considine received the PLA Charlie Robinson award for innovation and excellence in public library leadership.

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