Current (through AkLA 2018 conference in March 2018) Board members

  • Julene Brown, Skagway Public Library, Small/Rural Library Representative
  • Shannon Clouse, Southwest Regional Schools, School Libraries Representative (Secretary)
  • Suzan Hahn, UAF Rasmuson Library, Academic Libraries Representative
  • Karen Kresh, Unalaska┬áPublic Library, Public Libraries (over $500k) Representative
  • Robert Barr, Juneau Public Library, At-large Member
  • Steve Rollins, UAA/APU Consortium Library, At-large Member (Treasurer)
  • Patience Frederiksen, Alaska State Librarian


The first formal Board of Directors was elected January 2009. Appointments are made for a two-year term. Directors, except the representative of the Alaska State Library, may serve no more than three consecutive terms in the same seat. The Board of Directors consists of seven members, including one representative for the Alaska State Library and six members elected to represent academic, public, school, small/rural libraries, and two at-large members.