Experienced library manager with a focus on digital literacy training and job readiness, who expertly identifies needs and opportunities and innovates their solutions for her organization and customers. She works with any and every tool and technology at her disposal and advocates and leads the charge for others to do the same.
Queens Library – Jamaica, NY
Job & Business Academy Manager | 2014 – Present
Manages the Queens Library’s Job & Business Academy at Central, which provides learning opportunities including technology training, for job seekers and entrepreneurs.
Outreach Librarian | 2010 – 2014
Young Adult Librarian | 2007 – 2010
Librarian Trainee | 2006 – 2007
Public Library Administration Certificate – Long Island University, Palmer School of Information Science | 2012
MLS – City University of New York, Queens College | 2007
BFA – Fine Arts – City University of New York, Brooklyn College | 2004
AAS – Fine Arts – State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology | 2002
Urban Librarians Unite
Board Chair | 2015 – Present
Chair | Education Committee 2015 – Present
Board Member | 2012 – 2015
Director of Communications and Operations | 2009 – 2015
New York Library Association – Leadership and Management Section
Past President | 2015
President | 2014
President Elect/Vice President | 2013
Legislative Committee Representative | 2014 – present
Board Member at Large | 2012-2013
American Library Association
Councilor at Large – ALA Council | 2012-2018
Member – Presidential Task Force on Electronic Communication in Council | 2014
Member – ALA Committee on Library Advocacy | 2012-2016
ALA Emerging Leader | 2011
Young Adult Library Services Association
Member – Teen Tech Week Committee | 2011
Reenvisioning Branch Libraries Design Study – Architecture League of New York | 2014
Situ Studio Team – http://archleague.org/2015/01/l-plus-branch-libraries-proposal/
Where in Queens Database – Queens Library | 2014
Worked to create a database of social services in queens, designed to be easily accessed by a mobile phone. The mobile website www.whereinqueens.org helps patrons find the social services closest to their point of need.
Urban Librarians Conference – Urban Librarians Unite | 2012 – 2016
Conceptualized and organized 4 successful annual conferences centered around urban librarianship. The Urban Librarians Conference was created to be an affordable conference option for front line staff in urban settings.
Library Journal Mover and Shaker Award | 2015
Gale Cengage Award for Excellence in Reference & Adult Library Services | 2015
Gale Cengage Librarian Superhero Award | 2013
Comito, L. (2016). Mentorship 101. Library Journal, 141(7). 51.
Comito, L. (2015). DPL, SFPL Develop Innovative Services for the Homeless. Library Journal, 140(17). 13-15.
Comito, L., Geraci A., & Zabriskie, C. G. (2012). Grassroots Library Advocacy. Chicago, Il: ALA Editions.
Comito, L. (2011). Crafts for Teen Tech Week. Young Adult Library Services, 9(2). 20 – 21.
Comito, L., Geraci A., & Zabriskie, C.G. (2011). Grassroots Advocacy: Putting Yourself Out There. American Libraries, November/December 2011. 34 – 36.