The November meeting of the LTA Board of Directors brought several changes to the Board. Elected for three year terms, beginning January 1, 2017 was Edris Scherer from the Westchester Library System and Susan Sabers Chapman from the Buffalo Erie Library System. Each bring many years of service and commitment to libraries. 


Edris Scherer
Edris Scherer from the Westchester Library System

Edris Scherer represents the Westchester Library System as a Trustee.

She has served as a Trustee of the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library in North Salem for fourteen years and currently serves on the boards of a variety of community organizations in North Salem and Katonah.

For over twenty-five years she has been part of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and is a past president. She has a Master’s degree in elementary education and enjoyed teaching science.


Susan Rogers
Susan Sabers Chapman from the Buffalo Erie Library System

Susan represents the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, and has been a trustee for over 21 years, and President for the past 10 years at the Alden Ewell Free Library in Alden, New York.

She started as a page, at age 16, and worked in multiple positions at the Alden Ewell Free Library, and the University at Buffalo Science & Engineering Library.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Buffalo State College.

She is married to William, who serves as Vice President at the Alden Ewell Free Library.  They just celebrated their 26 year wedding anniversary.

She enjoys reading, spending time with family, and traveling


Tim Gavin Welcomes Edris & Susan

Tim Gavin, Executive Director of LTA welcomed Edris and Susan and thanked them for their time and willingness to serve, as they begin their terms.

Completing her term of service on the LTA Board was Tish Fontanella, representing the Westchester Library System for the past six years. A surprise dessert (not desert) accompanied the meeting.  Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System, Edris and Tish enjoyed the moment.

Terry Kirchner, Executive Director of the Westchester Library System, Edris and Tish enjoyed the moment.

Officers for 2017 were elected and serving as President will be Aria Ripka, Vice President, Martha Anderson, Secretary, John McCarthy, and Treasurer, Bola Majekodunmi.