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Anne L. Coriston


Vice President for Public Service

Anne L. Coriston has been the Library's Vice President for Public Service since 2001, responsible for managing the vital services that the NYPL offers the public at its 87 neighborhood branches. These services include public programming for adults, teens, and children; teaching and learning classes for patrons interested in technology, ESOL, and literacy services; and the management of NYPL's dedicated volunteers.

In this role, Coriston has developed educational programs and partnerships to better serve NYPL, and has been instrumental in building and enhancing relationships with local communities, elected officials, and donors.

An active member in the library industry, Coriston served as Executive Leadership Institute Sponsor with the Urban Libraries Council, where she helped create a training curriculum program for staff development. She was also the Committee Chair of the Public Library Association's Public Libraries Committee and is a member of the American Library Association.

Coriston began her tenure at the Library in 1997, first as Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, and then as Deputy Director for Administrative Services. Prior to her time at NYPL, Coriston worked as chief of staff for New York City Council Member Kathryn Freed.

Named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in 2003, Coriston received an MLS in Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute. She is also a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the University of the Pacific.