Library Workers Resolution on CUNY Libraries Reopening of Physical Space

CUNY Library Workers,

Stand with your union colleagues and pledge your support for the library resolution passed unanimously on May 13 by the Delegate Assembly of the Professional Staff Congress. By adding your name and workplace to this public list you commit to enforcing the PSC Safety Standards and to opposing the reopening of CUNY libraries’ physical spaces before these standards have been met. Show your solidarity and add your name now!

 

Resolution on CUNY Libraries Reopening of Physical Space

 

Whereas, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to the health and safety of all New Yorkers; and

Whereas, CUNY has affirmed prioritizing the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff above all else as a primary objective (https://www.cuny.edu/coronavirus/university-updates/planning-for-an-in-person-fall-2021/); and

Whereas, the PSC Health and Safety Watchdogs have undertaken extensive research into the safe reopening of physical campus spaces and issued standards for reopening; and

Whereas, in addition to online research resources and services, the CUNY community needs access to physical library collections and spaces, which support a variety of unique, non-classroom space configurations where the CUNY community gathers; and

Whereas CUNY has yet to provide safe and healthful workspace conditions for library workers; be it therefore

Resolved, that the PSC opposes the reopening of CUNY libraries’ physical spaces to library users and workers of any title, rank, or status before PSC Health and Safety Watchdogs standards, including HVAC, have been met, documented, and library worker safety ensured; and

Resolved, that the PSC calls on the University Administration to coordinate library reopenings centrally in consultation with library faculty to maintain the consortial system of libraries that CUNY faculty, staff, and students on all campuses require and to ensure all CUNY students have equitable resource access regardless of campus affiliation; and

Resolved, that the PSC asserts that neither responsibility for masking and social distancing policy enforcement in the libraries nor the work of cleaning shall fall to library faculty and staff; and

Resolved, that the PSC calls on the University Administration to minimize the introduction of infection in non-classroom spaces by requiring for entry into CUNY libraries' physical spaces either proof of complete vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within the timeframe established by the Centers for Disease Control.

 

List in progress. Updated 9:45 AM, 5.27.21

Library Workers

Full Name College | Worksite Title Series
Frans Albarillo Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Nora  Almeida NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Jean Amaral BMCC Full-time Faculty
Sarah Aponte CCNY Full-time Faculty
Vanessa Arce Lehman College Full-time Faculty
Rebecca Arzola Lehman College Full-time Faculty
Philip Barnett CCNY Full-time Faculty
Margaret Bausman Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Brian Brianf College of Staten Island College Laboratory Technician
Ellen Belcher John Jay College Full-time Faculty
Monica Berger NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Suzanne Bernard CUNY Graduate School Non-teaching Adjunct
Amy Beth Guttman CC Full-time Faculty
Christina Boyle College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Robin Brown BMCC Full-time Faculty
Christopher Bruhn Hunter College Non-teaching Adjunct
Ching-Jung Chen CCNY Full-time Faculty
A. B. Chitty Queens College Higher Education Officer Series
J Silvia Cho CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Wendy Chu Kingsborough CC Full-time Faculty
Jill Cirasella CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Thomas  Cleary LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Sarah Cohn CCNY Full-time Faculty
Cailean Cooney NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Jonathan Cope College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Jane  Cramer Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Michael Crowley CCNY Full-time Faculty
Carlos A. Cruz Brooklyn College Higher Education Officer Series
Donna Davey CUNY Graduate School Non-teaching Adjunct
Fatima Davis Brooklyn College Higher Education Officer Series
Rose Ann Delli Paoli College of Staten Island Non-teaching Adjunct
Miriam Deutch Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
John Drobnicki York College Full-time Faculty
Joy Dunkley John Jay College Non-teaching Adjunct
Francine Egger-Sider LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Lisa Ellis Baruch College Full-time Faculty
Beth Evans Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Kerry Falloon College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Brian Farr College of Staten Island College Laboratory Technician
Robert Farrell Lehman College Full-time Faculty
Lisa Finder Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Nancy Foasberg Queens College Full-time Faculty
Benjamin Franz Medgar Evers College Full-time Faculty
Lee Ann Fullington Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Julia Furay Kingsborough CC Full-time Faculty
Maureen  Garvey College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Helen Georgas Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Lane  Glisson BMCC Full-time Faculty
Michael Handis CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Matthew Harrick Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Anne Hays College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Marisol Hernandez CCNY Full-time Faculty
Morris Hounion NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Elizabeth Jardine LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Peijun Jia Queensborough CC Full-time Faculty
Sarah Johnson Hunter College Full-time Faculty
James Kaser College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Stacy Katz Lehman College Full-time Faculty
Stephen Klein CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Miriam Laskin Hostos CC Full-time Faculty
Anne Leonard NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
ANDREW LEYKAM College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Silvia Lin Hanick LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
LuAnn Lupia Brooklyn College Non-teaching Adjunct
Jeffrey Lynch Baruch College Higher Education Officer Series
Karl Madden Medgar Evers College Full-time Faculty
Stephanie Margolin Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Ann Matsuuchi LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Curtis Matthew CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Ian  McDermott LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Christine McEvilly College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Matthew Michaels BMCC Non-teaching Adjunct
Linda Miles Hostos CC Full-time Faculty
Janet Munch Lehman College Full-time Faculty
Erma Nieves Bronx CC College Laboratory Technician
Sean O'Heir CCNY Full-time Faculty
Anne O'Reilly LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Adrian Padilla Brooklyn College College Laboratory Technician
Emily Pagano CCNY Full-time Faculty
Adriana Palmer CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Ajatshatru Pathak Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Joshua Peach NYC Tech Non-teaching Adjunct
Eric Pellerin Medgar Evers College Full-time Faculty
Aisha Pena Baruch College Full-time Faculty
Mark Aaron Polger College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Mary Pope Brooklyn College CUNY Office Assistant
Beth Posner CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Katherine Pradt CUNY Graduate School Non-teaching Adjunct
Nandi Prince NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Honora Raphael Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Sarah Rappo Baruch College Non-teaching Adjunct
Mariana Regalado Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Maureen Richards John Jay College Full-time Faculty
Trevar Riley-Reid CCNY Full-time Faculty
Jason Rivera Brooklyn College Other
Chavonne Rodriguez CCNY College Laboratory Technician
Michael Rosson Kingsborough CC Full-time Faculty
Madeline Ruggiero Queensborough CC Full-time Faculty
Jesus Sanabria Bronx CC Full-time Faculty
Jahed  Sarwar York College College Laboratory Technician
Seamus Scanlon CCNY Full-time Faculty
John Schriner Queensborough CC Full-time Faculty
Judith Schwartz Medgar Evers College Full-time Faculty
Alycia Sellie CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Ellen Sexton John Jay College Full-time Faculty
Roxanne Shirazi CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Todd Simpson York College Full-time Faculty
Yasmin Sokkar Harker Law School Full-time Faculty
Madeline Soto Lehman College CUNY Office Assistant
Derek Stadler LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Richard Stillman CUNY Graduate School Other
Diana Teeter CUNY Graduate School CUNY Office Assistant
Vikki Terrile Queensborough CC Full-time Faculty
Polly Thistlethwaite  CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Joanna Thompson BMCC Non-teaching Adjunct
Max Thorn Queens College Non-teaching Adjunct
Junior  Tidal NYC Tech Full-time Faculty
Cynthia  Tobar  Bronx CC Full-time Faculty
Elizabeth Tompkins Kingsborough CC Full-time Faculty
Annie Tummino Queens College Full-time Faculty
Christopher Tuthill Baruch College Full-time Faculty
Sydney Van Nort CCNY Full-time Faculty
Tinamarie Vella CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Michael Waldman Baruch College Full-time Faculty
Sharell Walker BMCC Full-time Faculty
Sarah Ward Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Jessica Webster Baruch College Full-time Faculty
Judith Wild Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Haruko Yamauchi Hostos CC Full-time Faculty
Taian Zhao BMCC Full-time Faculty
Stephen Zweibel CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty

Solidarity Endorsements

Anita Aboulafia College of Staten Island Teaching Adjunct
Julie Agoos Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Alan Aja Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Jennifer Alberghini Queens College Other
Elizabeth  Alsop School of Professional Studies Full-time Faculty
Sofya  Aptekar School of Labor and Urban Studies Full-time Faculty
Anibal Arocho Hunter College Higher Education Officer Series
Carolina Bank Munoz Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Susan Bernstein Queens College Teaching Adjunct
Harry Blain CUNY Graduate School Other
Aaron Botwick Hostos CC Full-time Faculty
Matt Brim College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Elaine Brooks Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Rob Callaghan School of Labor and Urban Studies Higher Education Officer Series
Heidi Diehl Brooklyn College Other
Angela Dunne Guttman CC Teaching Adjunct
Duncan Faherty Queens College Full-time Faculty
Leanne Fan CUNY Graduate School Other
Kevin Ferguson Queens College Full-time Faculty
Cori Gabbard N.A. Other
Sean Gerrity Hostos CC Full-time Faculty
Elizabeth Goetz CUNY Graduate School Other
Matthew Gold CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Jane Guskin Queens College Teaching Adjunct
Miranda Hajduk Brooklyn College Other
Maya Harakawa CUNY Graduate School Other
Mobina Hashmi  Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Zoe Hu CUNY Graduate School Other
Boyda Johnstone BMCC Full-time Faculty
Marc Kagan CUNY Graduate School Other
Christina Katopodis CUNY Central Higher Education Officer Series
Dani Lopez School of Labor and Urban Studies Other
Eric Lott CUNY Graduate School Full-time Faculty
Michael Mandiberg College of Staten Island Full-time Faculty
Gerry Martini CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Mark Miller Hunter College Full-time Faculty
Dena Motevalian CUNY Graduate School Teaching Adjunct
Corinna Mullin John Jay College Other
Roni Natov Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Nicodemus Nicoludis BMCC Teaching Adjunct
Erika Niwa Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Natasha Ochshorn Brooklyn College Other
David Orenstein Medgar Evers College Full-time Faculty
Helen Phillips Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Tanya Pollard Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Kristen Racaniello Queens College Other
Erica Roe Brooklyn College Other
Katina Rogers CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Jennifer Rutledge John Jay College Full-time Faculty
Veronica Schanoes Queens College Full-time Faculty
Naomi Schiller Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Ramsey Scott Brooklyn College Other
Destry Sibley CCNY Other
Nancy Silverman CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Ian Singleton Baruch College Teaching Adjunct
Laura Tanenbaum LaGuardia CC Full-time Faculty
Elizabeth Taveras Hunter Campus Schools Other
Charles Theonia Brooklyn College Other
Madeleine Thien Brooklyn College Full-time Faculty
Peter Thomson Bronx CC Non-teaching Adjunct
Lynne Turner CUNY Graduate School Other
Jeff Voss CUNY Graduate School Teaching Adjunct
Luke Waltzer  CUNY Graduate School Higher Education Officer Series
Adam Wilson CUNY Graduate School Other
Alex Wolf Bronx CC Full-time Faculty
Olivia Wood CUNY Graduate School Other
Michael Handis CUNY Graduate School