Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to set policies concerning the management, supervision and control of the library facilities. Each Trustee is appointed to a 5 year term which expires June 30.

Board Members Term Expiration
Carole Dodgson, President 2019
Paul Cervenak, Vice President 2020
Amy Zaagman, Secretary 2021
Lance Wilkinson, Member-at-Large 2022
Martha Smith, Member-at-Large 2018*
Kristin Shelley, Staff Representative NA
City Council Liaison:  Councilmember Erik Altmann NA

*The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is seeking applicants to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees.
The new trustee will be appointed to a five-year term extending from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023. Applicants will be interviewed by the ELPL board members and the City Council Liaison. ELPL is a department of the City of East Lansing, therefore East Lansing City Council makes the final appointment with a recommendation from the Library Board of Trustees.

More information on the duties of a Library Trustee and the responsibilities of the Library Board can be found here. Applications can be downloaded at Please submit a completed application and any other pertinent documents to Emily Gordon at by April 3, 2018.