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

Established by Albany Municipal Code 2.50


Term of office: 4 years

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

*Appointments within six months of position start date are considered full term.
C = Chair, VC = Vice Chair

All appointees shall be residents of the city of Albany, defined as maintaining their principal place of residence within the corporate boundaries of the city of Albany as they exist at the time of appointment. Should an appointee no longer meet the residency requirement, the appointee will vacate the seat immediately and the appointing Council member shall seek a replacement as soon as possible. (RES 6797, 2019)

Staff Liaison

Eric Ikenouye
Library Director

Upcoming Meetings

April 25, 2023, 5:15pm
Main Library

May 23, 2023, 5:15pm
Main Library

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Meeting Materials

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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