Manhasset Library Trustee Meet The Candidates Night April 10

On Wednesday, April 10th, The League of Women Voters is moderating a Meet the Candidates Night for the two nominees who are running for Library Trustee on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at Manhasset Public Library in the Community Room and all are welcome.

Diane Klein:
I am asking to be a Trustee on The Board of the Manhasset Public Library. It is my goal to support the many wonderful programs already available at the library, in addition to helping “tweak” activities as needed. I do believe that the library needs to be as cost efficient as possible while still providing for the diverse needs of the residents of Manhasset. I will be available to listen to the Manhasset residents and my fellow Board members to hear their viewpoints and discuss any differences we might have.
I have lived in Manhasset for over 30 years. I have two daughters (ages 30 and 32) who actively used the library during their earlier lives. Together, we took advantage of the children’s activities when they were young, and they utilized the library for study and research when they were older. My husband and I have also participated in the activities available in the library for years. We take out books on a regular basis and I have enjoyed many programs there such as Tai Chi, Canasta, quilting and more.
I am a registered nurse by profession with over 40 years of experience in that field. I hold a master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on administration, from New York University. I have had multiple opportunities to engage in administrative work as well as direct nursing during my years of practice. The goal of being cost effective was always a consideration while meeting the varied needs of our clients. I have collaborated with employees and officers both in unions and those who were not in unions. Communication and negotiation are the key to understanding and conflict resolution.
In addition, I currently serve on several other managing Boards. In my home community, Estates 1, I have served on the Board of Managers for about 10 years. I am also on the Executive Board for the Manhasset American Legion Auxiliary which works to meet the needs of active service men and women as well as our veterans. I have had many opportunities to work with a variety of personalities and situations and to resolve conflicts.
I do believe that I can serve the Manhasset community well in the capacity of Trustee.

Jerry Moy:
I am a 30 year resident of Manhasset. My wife and I have raised our two children, now adults, in Manhasset.
I am retired after a 40 year career as a business executive in the communications and information technology industry, working with companies that included AT&T, Electronic Data Systems/HP, and IBM. I understand the value of having and using information, which essentially describes the purpose of public libraries.
I am an avid user and supporter of the Manhasset Library. I have seen it evolve over the years and I want to help it grow and prosper by encouraging it to meet the needs of its patrons, from infants to seniors. My two-year-old grandson currently uses the programs in the Children’s Room, so I have a firsthand view of the range of services offered by the Manhasset Library.
I strongly believe in collaborating with users, staff, and management to best apply limited funding and resources to achieve the best outcomes. I think my background and experience, coupled with a keen ear to listen to issues and formulate solutions will best serve the library and the community.
I am also the Vice President of the City College of New York Asian Alumni Association. I recently resumed my college varsity sport, fencing (epee).
—Submitted by the
Manhasset Public Library


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