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Connecting people to Alaska’s diverse history, art and cultures by supporting the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

OUR MISSION is to connect people to Alaska’s diverse history, art and culture by supporting the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum


The friends have the following responsibilities...

SUPPORTS the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum which promotes and coordinates library services throughout Alaska; safeguards government records; and collects, preserves, and exhibits Alaska’s diverse cultural and natural heritage.

EDUCATES through workshops, lectures, activities and events, newsletters, and promotional publicity.

EXPANDS COLLECTIONS statewide through acquisition of art, photos, artifacts & documents.

PROMOTES ELECTRONIC ACCESS to resource materials, homework help, Talking Book Center access for visually impaired, genealogy research, and Online with Libraries (OWL).

HOSTS free exhibit receptions, artist demonstrations, music performances, First Fridays, and other special events.

OFFERS THE ETHEL MONTGOMERY SCHOLARSHIP annually for Alaska Native students pursuing library or museum studies.

ENCOURAGES donations, grants and legacy planned-giving as a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization directed by an unpaid volunteer board.

Read our BYLAWS for more detailed information on our organizational mission, purpose and structure.

Meet the FoSLAM Board...

Interested in Board service? Learn more and contact us


Kurt Fredrikkson

Sarah Asper-Smith

Deb Reifenstein

Virginia Stonkus


Puanani Maunu

Mary Lou Gerbi

Jackie Schoppert


Carol Race


Heather McLain

Hannah Hamberg


Cindy Smith



ANNUAL REPORTS  Learn more about the Friends supported activities in by clicking our Annual Reports below






© 2021 Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

P.O. Box 22421, Juneau, AK 99802 

FoSLAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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