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About the board

The Library Board advises City Council on all matters pertaining to the operation, maintenance, activities, and facilities of both libraries. The board also recommends policies on library services, including resolution of questions dealing with intellectual freedom challenges, to council and administers special trusts established for the library.

Upcoming meetings

The Library Board usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m..

June 27, 2023, 5:15pm
Main Library

July 25, 2023, 5:15pm
Main Library

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Staff liaison

Eric Ikenouye
Library Director


Steve Borst   C11/9/2016Ward 2-a6/30/2023 1st
Barbara Coffman  1/11/2012Mayor6/30/2023 2nd
Amy Roberts  1/23/2019Ward 1-b6/30/2024 1st
Amanda Blaisdell  8/12/2020Ward 2-b6/30/2024 1st
Robert Brown   VC7/12/2017Ward 1-a6/30/2025 2nd
Karen Messer  10/26/2022Ward 3-a6/30/2025
Jaci Eiquihua  2/22/2023Ward 3-b6/30/2026

C = Chair; VC = Vice Chair

Membership information

Founding document(s): ORS 357.465, AMC 2.50

Number of members: 7

Term of office: 4 years.
(Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.)

Membership requirements: Appointments begin July 1.

No person shall hold appointment as a member for more than two full consecutive terms, but any person may be appointed again to the board after an interval of one year.

No person shall serve simultaneously on the Budget Committee, Library Board, Parks & Recreation Commission, or Planning Commission.

Principal place of residence within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Albany. (Res 6797)

Each council member shall have one counterpart with nominations ratified by the Council.

Meeting materials

May 23, 2023    
April 25, 2023  
March 14, 2023  
February 28, 2023
(Meeting canceled)
January 24, 2023 n/a 
*Minutes are posted when they are approved by the body at a subsequent meeting.

Serve on a Citizen Advisory Group

Vacancies are filled year-round with recruitment for most groups in November.


Member & Staff Manual

This manual is intended to function as both a guideline and a governing framework for the City’s standing and ad hoc advisory groups.

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