Current (through AkLA 2019 conference in March 2019) Board members

  • Kathy Morgan, Small/Rural Library Representative
  • Sheryl Wittig, Juneau School District, School Libraries Representative
  • Elise Tomlinson, Egan Library University of Alaska Southeast, Academic Libraries Representative
  • Karen Kresh, Unalaska┬áPublic Library, Public Libraries (over $500k) Representative
  • Robert Barr, Juneau Public Library, At-large Member (Treasurer)
  • 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.