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Jack Connors, re-elected Library System Board Chair

For Immediate Release:    February 6, 2014

Information:  Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director, Development & Communications,  716-858-7182 


Jack Connors Re-elected Chairman

Jack Connors will retain the role of chairman of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Board of Trustees in 2014. Connors, president and publisher of Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, was re-elected, for the second time, to serve a one year term at the January Library System Board meeting. 

Theodore K. Johnson was re-elected vice chair for a one year term.  Johnson is president of Hadley Exhibits, Inc. of Buffalo. 

Wayne D. Wisbaum was elected treasurer for a one year term. Mr. Wisbaum is an attorney with Kavinoky Cook, LLP.

Kathleen Berens Bucki, was elected secretary for a one year term. Ms. Berens Bucki is a librarian.

Executive Committee members: Sheldon M. Berlow, associate broker, Pyramid Brokerage, Inc.; Sharon M. Kelly, attorney, Hodgson Russ LLP; and Elaine M. Panty, retired City of Buffalo Water Authority; as well as officers Jack Connors and Theodore Johnson.  As a past chair, Sharon A. Thomas also serves on the Executive Committee as an ex-officio member.  Thomas is chief clerk for Buffalo City Court.

Additional trustees of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System Board include:  Michael Amodeo, Esq.; Katie Burd, trustee, Kenmore Village; Frank Gist, retired Buffalo firefighter and owner of Greater Buffalo Bail Bonds Agency; Teresa Glanowski, product manager, Independent Health; Phyllis A. Horton, retired educator; Frank Housh, Esq., Housh Law Offices; and Rhonda A. Ricks, Ph.D., president /CEO Inclusion Development Associates, Inc.

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library trustee emeriti are W. Lawrence Buck, Richard O. Hopkins, the Hon. Salvatore R. Martoche and Rebecca L. Pordum.

Chair Connors said “The System trustees are a dedicated group committed to providing Library services that are in the best interest of the residents of Erie County.”

 In 2013, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System’s total circulation was 7,882,989.  The Library System has more than 2.6 million materials available for borrowing including books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more.  Free library card applications can be downloaded and taken to any of the local public libraries for processing.  A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary.  For more information call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org.