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About the Board

The Board of Trustees is the governing body for Amherst's public libraries. The board has legal responsibility for the provision of library services, custody of library property, appointment of the library director, expenditure of funds, and determination of library policy. One of the primary functions of a board is to ensure that library services effectively meet community needs.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has created a handbook that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Trustees.

Trustee meetings are open to the public.

Information about the Library budget is available for the public.

Please feel free to email us your comments and questions. A message sent to this email address will reach all the Trustees. Or contact us via U.S. mail at: Trustees, c/o Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst MA 01002



Board Committees

  • Budget Committee
    Committee charge [pdf] | Committee chair: Robert Pam

  • Buildings & Facilities Committee
    Committee charge [pdf] | Committee chair: Tamson Ely

  • Development Committee
    Committee chair: Chris Hoffmann

  • Investment Committee
    Committee charge [pdf] | Committee chair: Robert Pam

  • Personnel, Planning & Policy Committee
    Committee charge [pdf] | Committee chair: Chris Hoffmann

See also: Committee Meeting Schedule, Liaisons, and Town Committee Representatives [pdf]
Trustees

Austin Sarat
President
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Term ends: 2015

Chris Hoffmann
Vice President
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Term ends: 2017

Tamson Ely
Secretary
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Term ends: 2015

Robert Pam
Treasurer
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Term ends: 2016

Jonathan McCabe
Vice Treasurer
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Term ends: 2016

Michael Wolff
At Large
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Term ends: 2017



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Last updated on September 5, 2014