The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall management of the Gates Public Library. This seven member board is made up with all of the volunteer members who are appointed by the Gates Town Board. This is an unpaid position. To be a member of the Library Board of Trustees, you must be a resident of the Town of Gates and be willing to serve for a five year term. The Board of Trustees works with the New York State Education Department guidelines in order to assure that state laws and policies governing libraries are being met at the Gates Public Library. The Library Board of Trustees is the local policy making body for the Gates Public Library. Among its duties is the appointment of the Library Director.
All board members serve on internal library committees. In addition, they act as liaisons to the Gates Town Board and the Friends of the Gates Library.
Current Board Members are:
Ms. Anna Souannavong, Library Director
Mr. Kirk Kettinger, President
Mrs. Theresa May, Vice-President
Mrs. Melanie Savidis – Secretary
Ms. Keri Cuyler
Mrs. Barbara Giancursio
Ms. Mariella Meinhold
Mrs. Annette Schiano
Mrs. Carla Vazquez
Andrew Loughlin, Town Council Liaison
Meeting date, Location and Time:
3rd Wednesday of every month in the Gates Public Library, Library Meeting Room at 6:00P.M.