Current Board members (effective June 2021):

  • Melissa Harter, Fairbank North Star Borough Public Libraries, Public Libraries (over $500k) Representative
  • Elise Tomlinson, Vice-President, Egan Library University of Alaska Southeast, Academic Libraries Representative
  • Caitlin Jacobson, Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, School Libraries Representative
  • Robert Barr, 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
  • Patience Frederiksen, Alaska State Librarian


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.