School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York

Dutchess • Orange • Putnam • Rockland • Sullivan • Ulster • Westchester

SLMSSENY is a professional organization comprised of school library media specialists in southeastern New York. We are one of eight regional affiliates of the School Librarians Section of the New York Library Association.


Dear SLMSENNY Members,

We regret to inform you that we have to cancel this year’s Spring Symposium event. The current situation in New York and the rest of the country has made it impossible for us to hold the event in June. Therefore, we’re looking for a time to celebrate our Rip Van Winkle Award winner, Thahhnà Lai, along with the 2021 winner, in the future. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you were already registered for the event you'll receive a separate email with information about refunds.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. Stay safe and well.


Dara Berkwits, President

Melissa Iamonico, Event Committee Chair

Teka McCabe, Event Committee

Jenna Thorn, Event Committee


Congratulations to the 2020 SLMSSENY Award Winners!

Bea Griggs Award:

Danielle Dyroff, Little Britain Elementary School

Scholarship Award:

Matthew Spicehandler, SUNY Albany

Administrator Award:

Jo Ann Kraus, Arlington Central School District


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