Manuele reappointed to library advisory board

Salvatore C. Manuele, an adjunct instructor for Palm Beach State College’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management, has been reappointed to serve a three-year term on the Palm Beach County Library Advisory Board.

Sal ManueleThe volunteer 15-member board is appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners. Its role is to provide policy, budget and other recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and work with the county library director to improve and expand library service.

Manuele offers experience gained through a lifelong career in higher education, with more than a dozen years spent at Palm Beach State. He was the first associate dean for Trade & Industry, a position he held for eight years until his retirement in 2011. Then in 2012 he returned as an adjunct instructor to teach courses in human resources management for the B.A.S. program. Prior to PBSC, he held high-level administrative positions at Erie Community College in Buffalo, N.Y. Manuele has an M.S. degree in Education and a Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management, both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Manuele came to the attention of the Library Advisory Board through his role as chair of the Education Committee for the Coalition of Boynton West Residential Associations, which represents 110 communities and over 125,000 residents. COBWRA has been advocating for a new library to serve the fast-growing West Boynton area.

“With the library’s renewed focus on developing partnerships with the community, I’d like to see partnerships with higher education and start a dialogue about needs,” said Manuele. “Resources are limited, so why not share them – especially with the evolution of electronic media such as e-books.”

Reappointed by Palm Beach County Mayor Shelley Vana, Manuele’s term runs until September 30, 2018.

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