ALBANY – Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Queens) sat down with Dottie Hiebing, Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council in January to express her continued advocacy for education and issues affecting METRO member libraries. Ms. Nolan, who chairs the State Assembly’s Committee on Education has worked aggressively to expand funding for public schools throughout the state and New York City.
The Assemblywoman expressed her high regard for METRO’s role in supporting New York’s library community. “I applaud the Metropolitan New York Library Council. The Council members are an awesome collection of libraries – public and private, school and workplace, research and specialized. All do so much for so many. I have sent my staff to the Council’s training programs for legislative employees. It taught them about new technologies such as NOVEL which allows me to better help my constituents. This is what libraries do best: connect people to knowledge which they in turn can use to help themselves and others,” said Assemblywoman Nolan.
Ms. Heibring and Ms. Nolan agreed to continue to work together in the years ahead on initiatives to improve public access to educational and technological resources and to support the library community.