Library Board of Trustees

We are chartered by the Board of Regents. A fifteen member Board of Trustees is appointed by the County Legislature to serve three-year terms, providing leadership and governance.

Contact the Board of Trustees

President
Tompkins County Public Library Board of Trustees
101 E. Green Street
Ithaca NY 14850
Susan Currie and Aloysa Airewele
Susan Currie, Library Director and Aloja Airewele, President of the TCPL Board of Trustees

Board Members

Aloja Airewele

Aloja Airewele
President

Consultant to the Central New York Region of the American Red Cross, community engagement advocate and storyteller

“My family and I have used the library services for 12 years and we have found TCPL to be invaluable. It is the place we come for education, entertainment, information gathering and meaningful interaction. I would like to give back in some measure by serving in any capacity to help the library realize its many goals.”

Bruce Ryan

Bruce Ryan
Vice President

Dean of External Affairs
Tompkins Cortland Community College

"The public library is a vital part of our community and its purpose aligns with my core values and interests in education."

Cindy Nicholson

Cindy Nicholson
Treasurer

Senior Manager/Civil Engineer, Tetra Tech Architects and Engineers

“I feel our library is an important asset for our community. It is a place where I always feel welcomed. I am fortunate because I work downtown and the Library is very accessible to me, but I'm also able to access the Library’s resources on-line or at the Caroline Community Library which is near to where I live. I am honored to serve our community on the Board of Trustees.”

Peter McCracken

Peter McCracken
Secretary

Co-Founder & Director, ShipIndex.org, Trumansburg, NY

“I’m excited by the opportunity to invest my knowledge and experience in a local organization that I use regularly and care about.”

Kris Altucher

Kris Altucher
Associate Dean for Institutional Research and Organizational Learning, Tompkins Cortland Community College

“I have a life-long love of libraries, and I see them as the heart of the community. The Tompkins County Public Library provides so much to so many people, I'm honored to support it and play a part in guiding it forward. “

Jack Clark

Jack Clark
Liaison to the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library and  Dean and Professor Emeritus, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University

“I am very interested in continuing to contribute to a very special library and an important community organization.“

Kenneth A. McClane

Kenneth A. McClane
W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Literature
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
Cornell University

"When I was growing up in Harlem, the NY Public Library was my home. from 3 to 6 every day because my parents were at work. There I learned, with the help of two wonderful librarians, how to read, love books, and appreciate the complex world about me. Libraries are our great democratic institutions and I'lll do anything to help them thrive."

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Rochelle Proujansky

Molly Salky

Molly Salky
Director of Resource Development
Food Bank of the Southern Tierl

"I value the role the library plays in our community and believe we should work to enhance and further expand our library resources for the betterment of everyone. As a newcomer to the Ithaca area, I am excited to be in a position to personally contribute to our community library in any way I can."

Tim Scott

Tim Scott
Deputy Director
Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY

"Providing free and open access to information to our community is something I'm passionate about, not only as a parent, but also as an informal science educator. TCPL is vital to our community, and I'm proud to support it in any way that I can."

Helena Maria Viramontes

Helena Maria Viramontes
Professor of Creative Writing
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

"Public libraries are the heart and soul of a community and a space where one can freely exercise his or her imagination. It saved and nurtured me!"

Martha Walker

Martha Walker
Architecture Librarian & Coordinator of Collections, Cornell University

Since early childhood, I have spent countless hours in libraries: large, small, academic, corporate, and public. I've enjoyed my time in all these settings. My appreciation for the role of libraries in our society has grown steadily throughout my many years of involvement and observation . It is my pleasure and honor to serve on the Board of the TCPL. I look forward to working with my fellow board members, the talented staff, and the many vocal and energetic TCPL supporters throughout this community. It is my firm belief that a dynamic and vital community requires a well supported and responsive public library to maintain its overall health and well-being. I look forward to helping provide that support in a manner that best suits this library's needs.

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