Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees sets policy concerning the management, supervision and control of city library facilities.

The Library Board of Trustees consists of 5 members who serve 5-year terms and meet monthly.


  • Meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.
  • Library Conference Room
    950 Abbot Road (unless otherwise noted)
    East Lansing, MI
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Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Lance Wilkinson
    Term expires: 2022
  • Martha Smith,
    Term expires: 2018
  • Carole Dodgson, President
    Term expires: 2019

  • Paul Cervanak, Vice-President
    Term expires: 2020
  • Amy Zaagman, Secretary
    Term expires: 2021

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

The Library Board of Trustees is currently accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy. The new trustee will be appointed for a five-year term extending from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2023. 
Submit a 
Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Library Board of Trustees. Prior to filling out the application, view the Selection CriteriaApplications are due by April 3, 2018 for this vacancy. 


View the Library Board of Trustees Bylaws (PDF).