Sue Considine, Executive Director, Fayetteville Free Library Sue Considine is the Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL). 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. Sue is a passionate advocate for libraries and 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 Simmons College GSLIS PhD candidate. 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. Also in 2013 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. Finally, in 2015, Sue is the proud recipient of the Not for Profit Impact award in NY State.
Sue’s philosophy: If Not for the Library- Making in Libraries and Alternative Environments: Cultures of Innovation that Facilitate Access to Transformative Technologies and Engaging Opportunities
“Makerspaces give people access to the tools to create, make and to transform their environment and lives. Making builds community; it about relationships and conversations and coming together around common interests and aspirations. Making allows people to make their own experiences richer and lives better. All types of Libraries and information centers are uniquely positioned to create access to technologies and opportunities for their users that they would otherwise not experience, If Not for the Library. “
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