Board of Trustees
Two seats on the board are up for election on May 18, 2021.
Download the candidate packet for more information on how to run for a seat on the APL board. The library’s trustee vote is held in conjunction with the City School District of Albany’s budget and trustee election.
Watch a live information session about what it’s like to be a trustee, hosted by several current board members, on YouTube on Thursday, April 22, at 7 pm. This session will also be recorded and remain available on YouTube to watch after.
Meeting schedule: 2021 Board Meeting Schedule
Where to watch meetings: Meetings are currently virtual and can be livestreamed, or watched later, on YouTube
Agendas and minutes: Agendas, minutes, and other meeting documents are on BoardDocs
Email comments to board: Members of the public can email comments to the board via email@example.com. Public comments are read during the monthly board meetings.
The Albany Public Library is led by a team devoted to connecting you with the information you need to improve and enrich your life.
In addition to the leadership team, we have more than 120 full- and part-time employees and dozens of volunteers who help make it possible for us to bring so many resources, programs, and events to Albany, New York residents.
The library’s nine-member Board of Trustees is charged with ensuring that the library fulfills its mission in a fiscally and operationally responsible way. The board is governed by a set of bylaws, which is regularly reviewed and amended as needed.
The full board meets the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Board meetings are virtual until further notice | Watch meetings live, or the recordings, on YouTube
Board meeting agendas and minutes are available via BoardDocs. Click on “View the Agenda” when you get to the meeting page. | Agendas and minutes for meetings prior to May 2019 can be found below.