Trustee Candidate Bios


The following biographical statements were provided by some of the candidates running for election on the Board of Trustees of the Schuylerville Public Library. If any other candidates would like to contribute profiles, please email svl-director@sals.edu. Election takes place at the Schuylerville Central School District on May 17, 2022.


BriAnne Mulligan

BriAnne Mulligan moved to Quaker Springs in 2012 with her husband, Sean. They are the proud parents of Molly, a second grader at Schuylerville Elementary. They can often be seen working in their vegetable garden, walking their dogs, and trying to keep their flock of chickens out of trouble.

BriAnne received her BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from SUNY Plattsburgh. Her first job was at Crandall Public Library as a page at age 14. She has over 20 years of management experience, primarily in local restaurants and resorts.

Community involvement has always been important to BriAnne. She is a member of the Turning Point Parade Committee, a volunteer Election Inspector for Saratoga County, and has volunteered at the Schuylerville Egg Drops.

BriAnne is currently an appointed Trustee of the Schuylerville Public Library, completing Courtney Sayward’s term. BriAnne has a lifelong love of reading, and is an enthusiastic advocate of public libraries. She believes that the library’s continued success relies on programming that appeals to families and children, and is always looking for ways to make the library more accessible to the community


Patricia L. Partello

I am seeking re-election to the Board of Trustees of the Schuylerville Public Library, where I have served since 2019. I have been living in the Schuylerville School District since 1994. I hold a Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh and worked as a librarian for over 30 years. My last position as a librarian, prior to my retirement in 2019, was Chief of Law Library Services for the New York State Attorney General’s Library in Albany.

If re-elected, I will continue my duty and responsibility to come prepared to meetings, to actively participate in committee and board meetings, to support library policies, to make informed voting decisions, and to realize that the library is one of our community’s most important assets.

I believe that the Schuylerville Public Library serves as an excellent resource for the people of this Community. As a current Board member, I am proud of the way the Library has expanded its services over the last several years. The Library has, among other accomplishments, increased its number of card holders, developed outreach programs for the Community such as Farm-2-Library, created a user friendly web site, significantly expanded its e-book/e-audiobook collection, and created an enhanced meeting space within the library.

These innovations are due to a committed and well-trained staff who continually seek to design programs that will provide services and programs to all library patrons. For the staff to do this effectively, they require a board that supports their efforts in meeting the needs of the community. Since the Library’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 was crafted under my tenure, my motivation is to continue to support these kinds of innovative ideals and principles, in addition to providing oversight and accountability.


Laura Dooley

Laura Dooley has resided in Schuylerville her entire life and is seeking re-election on the Board of Trustees for the Schuylerville Public Library.  Laura holds a Masters’s Degree in Education from SUNY Albany as a Literacy Specialist.  She has a passion for reading and lifelong learning and has furthered her education to become a Dyslexia Practitioner certified through Wilson Reading and Fitchburg State University (2014).  She has worked at Schuylerville Elementary School since 2008 and has been teaching Specialized Reading for the past eight years.  Laura has served on the Board of Trustees since 2016 and is enthusiastic about the staff, programs, and future plans for our library.