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Adriana Blancarte-Hayward is the Manager of Outreach Services for the New York Public Library. Connecting communities and partners with library services, resources, and information is her passion. She is the former president of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (2019-2020), Chair of the RNCVII Virtual Committee and 2020 Dr. Arnulfo D. Trejo Librarian of the Year (LOTY) Award Winner. She received her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, and her B.S. in Information Systems Engineering from The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico. She has been with the New York Public Library since 2005. A former library volunteer and ESOL library student, prior to her current position she was a library branch manager, where she led an award-winning team (New Dorp Library: Maher Stern Award for Service Excellence 2012, NYC Neighborhood Library Award Winner 2013). She is past-president of the New York Library Association Ethnic Services Roundtable (2013-2014) and was a member of the Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons (SRIDP) Sub-Committee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee (2019-2021). She is also an alumna of Coro’s 2016 Immigrant Civic Leadership Program (ICLP). She was elected as 2022-2025 ALA Councilor-at-Large.