Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library is a Michigan nonprofit corporation
governed by an elected board with one full-time employee and more than 300
dues-paying members. We are one of more than 2,000 Friends of the Library groups nationwide.
The Friends board of directors consists of not less than twelve nor more
than fifteen members. Board members are elected to three year terms by
membership vote at the annual meeting in May. Newly elected board members
take office immediately.
There are also two non-voting members; the
Kalamazoo Public Library Director and the Friends Bookstore
Friends of Kalamazoo Public Library
officers are chosen from the elected board members at the June meeting, and
serve one year terms. Officers may serve additional terms with board
The Friends decisions and
actions are guided by its Constitution, Bylaws and Mission Statement. The Board needs a quorum of
its elected members to conduct business.
members and the general public may attend board meetings in open session.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month (except July,
August and December) in the Central LibraryBoard
Room, 315 S Rose Street. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm.
Time is set
aside early at each meeting for public comments about the mission, policies
or practices of the Friends. Each speaker is limited to five minutes.
|Richard Joyce||President |
|Sherry Ransford-Ramsdell ||Vice President|
|Ann Schwendener ||Treasurer|
|Thomas Pagel ||Member|
Manstrom||Bookstore Coordinator (non-voting)|