Richard Hasenyager, deputy executive director of library services at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), will be taking a new post as associate director of curriculum solutions at Rosen Publishing, the publisher announced on Friday.
For the last four and a half years at the NYCDOE, Hasenyager and his team served more than 1.1 million students. During his tenure there, his department saw a net increase in the number of New York City public schools hiring certified school librarians.
“Serving the school library community in New York City has been a great pleasure,” says Hasenyager, a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. “During my time at the New York City School Library System, we have experienced [successes including] partnering with university programs to provide a path for teachers to become certified school library media specialists; working with our three public library systems to implement and support resource sharing through MyLibraryNYC; creating and carrying out NYC Reads 365, a citywide reading initiative to encourage students to read outside of the school day; and much more.”
Hasenyager “has been a tremendous asset to the city’s 1.1 million students and our Division of Teaching and Learning, and we thank him for his dedication and service,” says Anna Commitante, senior executive director of the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning at the NYCDOE. “Ric has brought expertise, creativity, and vision to his role,” including “strengthening our efforts to recruit and retain school librarians. We know he’ll continue to do great work in his new position.”
Hasenyager’s post at Rosen will involve assisting in the curation, development, marketing, sales, and professional development of new Rosen Classroom products. “Ric’s expertise and passion will make a real difference in providing just right materials to impact student outcomes,” Rosen CEO Roger Rosen said in a press release.
Hasenyager will depart from the NYCDOE in early March; the department will post the position of deputy executive director of library services.
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