Friends Board of Directors

Friends Board Members

Sherryl Longhofer, President
John Conlee, Vice-President
Cathy Minarik, Secretary
Nancy Carpenter, Treasurer
Nikki Babcock
Carol Ball
Janice Bingham
Karen Faulk
Sally Henson
Marty Hillard
Jan Jennings
Jane Myers
Janet Nelson
Ruth Nelson
Gary Spray
Frank Yeoman

Become a Board Member

About the Friends

For more than 40 years, the Friends of the Library have strived to achieve a singular goal: Aid the library by staying on the cutting edge of technology, services and programs that promote lifelong learning. Since 1971, the Friends have donated more than $1.9 million to the library.

The Friends are not a small organization. We have evolved into three lines of business:

  • The Chandler Booktique
  • Online Sales
  • Book and Media Sales

The Friends is a membership organization. We want mass numbers of our community to join and advocate for our wonderful library.

The Friends board is a working board. This means that members are expected to serve on at least two committees and help at the sales. Board members serve a three year term and are eligible to sign on for a second term. After two terms, the member must take a year before attempting to re-join. This ensures a fresh perspective and the opportunity to benefit from new expertise.

How to apply to become a board member

Fill out and return the application. Applications may be turned in any time of year. The Nominating Committee submits a slate of nominees to be voted on by the Friends membership. Occasionally vacancies are available to be filled mid-year. Otherwise, below is the timeline for the process:

  • Sept 10 – All applications due for the following year
  • Sept 11-30 – Members of the nominating committee will contact applicants to interview and answer questions.
  • October – Applicants to be nominated will receive an invitation to the Annual meeting the first Sunday in November.
  • Second Tuesday in November – New Friends board members are invited to the regular Friends Board meeting
  • December – New board member orientation
  • Board meetings are the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November at 3:45pm in the Anton Room.