APL BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The library’s nine-member elected 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 by-laws, which is regularly reviewed and amended as needed.
- The full board meets the second Tuesday of every month (unless otherwise noted).
- Committees meet as needed.
- The public is invited and encouraged to attend board and committee meetings.
- Comments may be shared with the board in person at the meetings.
- Comments may also be shared via phone at (518) 290-6905 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to include your name and street address to have your comment read at the meeting and entered into the public record.
- Board documents — including agendas and minutes — are available on BoardDocs.
- The meetings are livestreamed, and catalogued for future viewing, on YouTube.
Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes on BoardDocs
Meeting Livestreams and Videos on YouTube
- Thomas McCarthy Jr. | President | Current Term: July 2020-June 2025 | email@example.com
- Jah-Raii Gause | Vice President | Current Term: July 2021-June 2026 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sara Dallas | Vice President for Finance | Current Term: July 2019-June 2024 | email@example.com
- Brigitte Pryor | Secretary | Current Term: July 2020-June 2025 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arlene Way | Trustee | Current Term: July 2019-June 2024 | email@example.com
- Sarah Macinski | Trustee | Current Term: May 2022-June 2026 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lynette Robinson | Trustee | Current Term: July 2022-June 2027 | email@example.com
- Andrea West | Trustee | Current Term: July 2022-June 2027 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paige Barnum | Trustee | Current Term: July 2022-June 2027 | email@example.com
Library trustees are Albany residents who are elected to five-year terms. They receive no compensation and represent the interests of the community.
Library trustee elections are held the third Tuesday in May.
- Executive Committee: President Thomas McCarthy Jr. (chair), Vice President Jah-Raii Gause, Vice President for Finance Sara Dallas, Secretary Brigitte Pryor
- Audit & Finance Committee: Sara Dallas (chair), Thomas McCarthy Jr., Paige Barnum
- Policy & Governance Committee: Jah-Raii Gause (chair), Brigitte Pryor, Andrea West
- Personnel Committee: Andrea West (chair), Thomas McCarthy Jr., Sarah Macinski
- Facilities Committee: Brigitte Pryor (chair), Lynette Robinson, Paige Barnum
- Nominating Committee: Arlene Way (chair), Sarah Macinski, Lynette Robinson
- Ad Hoc Strategic Plan Committee: Arlene Way (chair), Jah-Raii Gause, Paige Barnum
- Representative on Friends & Foundation of Albany Public Library Board: Thomas McCarthy Jr.
- Representative on Upper Hudson Library System Board: Arlene Way
NOTE: Agendas and minutes for meetings prior to May 2019 can be found below. Those documents for meetings after that date are found on BoardDocs.