Emily Clasper has been working for the Suffolk Cooperative Library System since 2005, providing cooperative services to the 54 public libraries in Suffolk County, New York. As the System Training and Operations Manager, Emily leads a team managing and providing support for an ILS shared by 50 of the member libraries from across the county. A certified Project Manager, Emily often coordinates large cooperative projects for the libraries in her consortium, and is actively involved in providing continuing education for the library professionals in her area.
Councilor at Large for the American Library Association and a Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2012), Emily is a charismatic and engaging speaker, having presented at many local events, as well as library conferences at both the state and national levels. A change agent dedicated to helping library staff at all levels gain confidence with new skills, her training workshops are known for being fun and making tough topics approachable. She is also an accomplished certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), offering her project planning and development skills to libraries seeking assistance in making great ideas come to life.
Above all, Emily is an all-around troublemaker who spends her free time keeping her equally mischievous children (Robert, 10 and Claire, 7) from burning the house down.