General Info

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Pioneer Library System
2557 State Rt. 21
Canandaigua, New York 14424

Voice: (585) 394-8260
Fax: (585) 394-1935
email: info@pls-net.org

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) is a New York State chartered, cooperative public library system serving the forty-two public libraries in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties. One of twenty-three public library systems in New York State, it was created to enhance the service of and promote cooperation among its member libraries. View our charter and bylaws.

Mission: To improve and expand library service in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties through leadership, education, advocacy and enhanced resource sharing.

Good public libraries are important to everyone and through library systems, a broader range of materials and services are provided than any single community library could otherwise afford.

Each public library is governed by its own board of trustees. A nine member board representing the forty-two member libraries oversees the administration of the Pioneer Library System. View minutes of the board meetings. The Geneva Public Library serves as the Central Library for Pioneer.

Pioneer Library System's plan of service for 2012-2016 was developed with input from member library directors and staff. It outlines the goals and objectives we intend to accomplish in the next few years. Download a pdf version of the complete plan of service.

PLS Staff:

Executive Director
Cassie Guthrie
cguthrie [at] pls-net.org
Assistant Director
Lauren Moore
lmoore [at] pls-net.org
Business & Personnel Manager
Cindy Gardner
cgardner [at] pls-net.org
Administrative Assistant
Jeanne Hayes
jhayes [at] pls-net.org
Consultant Librarian / Outreach Coordinator
Pat Finnerty
pfinnerty [at] pls-net.org
Outreach Assistant
Heidi Jensen
hjensen [at] pls-net.org
Library Automation Services Manager
Lindsay Stratton
lstratton [at] pls-net.org
ILS/Cataloging Specialist
Kathryn Riedener
kriedener [at] pls-net.org
Consultant Librarian
Ron Kirsop
rkirsop [at] pls-net.org
Computer and Network Services Manager
Bob Wicksall
bwicksall [at] pls-net.org
Library Systems Analyst
Aaron Zsembery
azsembery [at] pls-net.org
Library Systems Tech
Adam Keuer
akeuer [at] pls-net.org