Nicola McDonald

Nicola McDonald began her career as a Library Page. She fell in love with providing impactful services to library communities and decided to pursue librarianship. With over 20 years of experience working in a variety of library roles and settings, Nicola has honed many valuable skill sets including working in direct public service and administration.

She has written articles, delivered presentations, and offered staff training on a variety of library topics, including successful leadership strategies, building community partnerships, and team development, among others. 

Nicola is actively involved in NYLA, where she currently serves as the President of the Leadership and Management Section and in ALA where she will serve on the ALA Committee on Diversity. A past ALA Emerging Leader, Nicola earned a MS-LIS from Drexel University, a MFA from The City College of New York and a BS in Psychology from Mercy College. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.