Current Board members (effective February 2022):

  • Melissa Harter, Vice-President, Fairbank North Star Borough Public Libraries, Public Libraries (over $500k) Representative
  • Elise Tomlinson, President, Egan Library University of Alaska Southeast, Academic Libraries Representative
  • Caitlin Jacobson, Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, School Libraries Representative
  • John Thill, Treasurer, Juneau Public Library, At-large Member
  • Kathy Morgan, Secretary, Tok Community Library, Small/Rural Library Representative
  • Teressa Williams, Tuzzy Consortium Library, At-large Member
  • Valarie Kingsland, Alaska State Library Representative


The first formal Board of Directors was elected January 2009. Appointments are made for a two-year term (Starting March 2019, appointments are made for a three-year term). Directors, except the representative of the Alaska State Library, may serve no more than three consecutive terms in the same seat (Starting March 2019, Directors may serve no more than two 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.