Alma L. Saravia, a shareholder in the Healthcare Practice Group at Flaster/Greenberg PC, has been elected President of the non-profit Friends of the Library Company of Burlington (Friends) New Jersey, which serves Burlington City and Township residents. In this role, she will work to ensure that the Friends assists the Library in fulfilling its mission to provide its patrons with up-to-date resources so that the Library meets the evolving needs of today’s children, families and book lovers. In addition, Saravia will work as an ambassador to her community by advancing Library awareness and by promoting the use of the Library as the cornerstone of a vibrant community.
As President of the Friends Board of Directors, she will spearhead efforts to launch a Capital Campaign to ensure that the Library is accessible for all of its patrons. “Throughout these difficult economic times, circulation at the Library has increased proving that it has served as a tremendous asset to families who are looking to save money by utilizing books, movies and the Library’s computers,” said Saravia. “We are seeing more libraries establish non-profit “friends” organizations throughout the country to raise funds that support essential library services.”
The Library Company of Burlington has been in operation since 1757, making it the oldest library in continuous operation in the State of New Jersey, and has the distinction of being the seventh oldest in the United States. Today, the full-service free library continues its uninterrupted service to the public, serving patrons with historical volumes dating back as far as 1521. It offers residents an abundance of modern books, CDs, DVDs, fast broadband worldwide web access workstations, and a new distance-learning facility.
Saravia concentrates her practice in healthcare law. Her clients consist of medical staffs, nursing homes, physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and other medical healthcare providers as well as statewide healthcare organizations. She counsels practitioners on licensure and disciplinary matters before the Board of Medical Examiners of which she was a member from 1992 to 1994, as well as other healthcare licensure boards.
- Alma Saravia