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    State association elects University Librarian as First VP/President Elect

    State association elects University Librarian as First VP/President Elect

    September 13, 2022

    Professor Sylvia M. Orner, Collections and Resource Management Librarian at the University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library has been elected as the First Vice-President/President Elect for the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA). She is an assistant professor in the Weinberg Memorial Library.

    As First Vice President for 2023, Professor Orner will lead the organization's legislative efforts and advocate for fair funding of libraries in Pennsylvania. In 2024, she will serve as President of the Association. As President, she will preside over board meetings, run the annual membership business meeting, make appointments to committees, and advise on the operations of the organization. 


    Professor Orner has been a member of PaLA since 2010 and has served in various leadership positions, including Conference Committee Chair in 2020 and Chair of the Leadership Development Committee from 2017-2018. She joined the University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library in 2020. She began her journey to librarianship at a young age as an after-school page at the West Pittston Library.  Upon completion of her MLIS, she served in various technical service roles at the Osterhout Free Library, Wilkes-Barre, PA and the Scranton Public Library, Scranton, PA.  

    Professor Orner earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Gettysburg College and her Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University.   
     
     

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