Great Neck Library election and Parkville branch head

Egita Johnson-Guillaume has been appointed as Parkville Library Branch Head. (Photo courtesy of Great Neck Library)

Meet the Candidates Night at Main

The public is invited to meet the candidates seeking positions on the Library’s Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Community Room, 159 Bayview Avenue.
This is an opportunity for community members to take part in their library. Since the election is uncontested, the League of Women Voters will not be moderating this session.
Candidates are Scott J. Sontag for the expiring seat of Scott J. Sontag: Board of Trustees; Steve M. Jacob for the expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell: Nominating Committee.
Biographical information for the candidates appears in the October/November/December Library Newsletter.

Great Neck Library Oct. 28, 2019 Election Information

Eligible voters will elect one person to the Board of Trustees for a four-year term (January 2020 -January 2024) and one person to the Nominating Committee for a three-year term (January 2020 – January 2023) to fill the seats that will be expiring in January 2020. Those elected will take office at the Library Association Annual Reorganization Meeting in January 2020.
Candidates: Board of Trustees – For expiring seat of Scott J. Sontag, Nominating Committee Candidate: Scott J. Sontag. Nominating Committee – For expiring seat of Patrick McDonnell, Nominating Committee Candidate: Steve M. Jacob.
Voter Eligibility: In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older, a resident of the Great Neck School District and either a valid Library card holder by the Record Date of Oct. 7, 2019 or a registered voter with the Nassau County Board of Elections.
To obtain a valid Great Neck Library card, present one form of identification showing your name and Library School District address at the Circulation Desk of any Great Neck Library location.

In-person voting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Voting sites are the Main Library, 159 Bayview Avenue, Great Neck 11023 for those residents who live north of Northern Boulevard; and the Parkville Branch Library, 10 Campbell Street (off Lakeville Road), New Hyde Park 11040 for residents who live south of Northern Boulevard.
Voting by Proxy: Proxies must be requested on a form provided by the Library. Proxy request forms are available at all Great Neck Library locations, on the Library’s website at and also in the Library’s Newsletter. Oct. 22 is the last day for the Library to mail Proxy Ballots. Arrangements will be made by the Director’s Office for Proxies to be picked up in person for proxy requests received after this date. Completed Proxies must be received at the Main Post Office on Welwyn Road by Oct. 25 before 5:00 p.m. or deposited in a locked box at Main or the Branches before 5:00 p.m. on this date.

For general questions about the election, call 516-466-8055, ext. 201.

Great Neck Library Welcomes Egita Johnson-Guillaume as Parkville Branch Head

The Great Neck Library family is pleased to welcome and congratulate Egita Johnson-Guillaume as the new Parkville Branch Head.
Egita brings enthusiasm and a wealth of experience to the position of Parkville Branch Head. She has been a part of the Great Neck Library since December 2018 as Senior Supervising Children’s Librarian II until right before her appointment as Parkville Branch Head beginning Sept. 3, 2019.

Egita has worn many hats before coming to the Great Neck Library. She began her career as a librarian at the Freeport Memorial Library in 2011 where she was a Youth Services Librarian. She then held the positions of Adult Librarian in 2014 and Senior Young Adult Librarian from 2014 to 2018 at The New York Public Library, where she built partnerships with local schools, businesses and community organizations, and provided mentoring, training and development for library staff.

Her skills span the gamut from outreach, technology services implementation, and collection development to programming and social media platform development.
In 2018 Egita was recognized to be a part of the New York Public Library Innovation Project, that provides funding and support for individual staff members who propose ideas for creative programs or inventive solutions to organizational challenges.
Egita holds a Masters (MLIS) from St. John’s University and a New York State Public Librarian Certification. She also received a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from John Jay College.

Combining excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills, Egita is a perfect fit for her new role as Parkville Branch Head. Great Neck Library Board of Trustees, Administration, Staff and the Parkville Branch Community welcome her to the Parkville Branch and wish her much success.



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