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Effective library programs provide inviting spaces, up-to-date resources, and opportunities for powerful learning experiences so that students and teachers can gather ideas, exchange points of view, and learn together.

NYC Office of Library Services

The New York City School Library System (NYCSLS)/Department of Literacy, AIS, and Library Services - Library Services is a part of a state-funded network of 42 NYS school library systems and is an integral part of the New York City Department of Education's Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Learning.  NYCSLS offers an array of services and professional development opportunities designed to support librarians, administrators, and teachers to develop strong library programs. For additional information on any of our programs or services, please contact or open this document to our detailed Menu of Services. 


Directory of Member Schools

Sign up for the NYC School Library Services Directory!

Below is a searchable Google map of school librarians in the Department of Education. Data was collected by contacting library workers to complete a directory survey. This directory should not be considered a complete or "official" list of all professionals working in school libraries in New York City. 

If your information is incorrect in the directory, you can use the sign up link above again to update your information.  If you need assistance, please  contact Michael Dodes at .  Please note we will update with the newest response you provide based on the email address used to register - if you need the email address corrected to avoid duplicate entries, please email Michael Dodes.

Be sure to click on the "Square" in the upper right corner of the map to launch a searchable version of the map!

NYCSLS LibGuides

Office of Library Services Contacts

Melissa Jacobs
Director of Library Services
(212) 374-3459
Michael Dodes
‚ÄčLibrary Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Queens
Leanne Ellis
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Bronx
Lynne Kresta Smith
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, Manhattan
Patricia Sarles
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, South Brooklyn (Districts 18, 20, 21, 22) and Staten Island
Debra Randorf
Library Operations & Instructional Coordinator, North Brooklyn (Districts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 32)
(718) 556-8369

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