Governance

Board of Trustees

Seymour Public Library District is governed by a board of trustees. The trustees serve for four years and are elected by District voters. Each portion of the district (the City of Auburn, and the towns of Owasco, Fleming and Sennett) have two representatives. The trustees are:

Patricia Messina, Owasco, president
Ellen Dello Stritto, Fleming, vice president
Dawn Taylor, Fleming
Joseph Runkle, Sennett
Ginny Kent, Auburn
James Hanley, Auburn
Kathleen Carnes, Sennett
Larry Liberatore, Owasco
Mike Trapani, treasurer
Nancy Karpinski, Seymour Public Library Foundation representative
Lisa Carr, ex-officio, Seymour Library director

Dates and times for board meetings and committee meetings are listed in the monthly calendar on the website, sent to The Citizen newspaper, and posted at the library.

The minutes of the board of trustees meetings can be read here.


Board committees of Seymour Public Library District

Anyone can serve on one of the library’s board committees. Committees are:

Board Resource Committee: ensures effective board processes and roles, which include trustee orientation, ongoing education, evaluation of library goals and activities, budget allocation, and trustee elections. Meets every other month.

Finance Committee: is responsible for reviewing and providing guidance for the organization’s financial matters. Meets monthly.

Personnel Committee: reviews all appointments, resignations, and termination of library staff and approves staff salaries. The committee also conducts an annual review of the Seymour Public Library Director and reviews personnel policies. Meets every other month.

Building Committee: acts as advisor to the Board of Trustees by recommending strategies to maintain the building and grounds, and conducting holistic planning to anticipate/prepare for capital improvements that support library functions and programs. Meets every other month.

Policy Committee: drafts, reviews and revises the policies that represent regulations that guide the operation and use of the Library. Meets every other month.


Seymour Public Library District Management Team 

Lisa Carr, Library Director
Danette Davis, Assistant Library Director
William Gillespie, Patron Services Librarian
Leigh Romano, Adult Services Librarian
Mary Lovell, Technology Librarian
Jaclyn Kolb, Community Services Coordinator
Jill Hand, Youth Services Coordinator
Dori Gottschalk-Fielding, Coordinator of the Local History Discovery Center