Please join us on noon February 19 for the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum (FoSLAM) annual members meeting to vote on new board members’ and review the organization’s previous year business and plans for the next year. In light of COVID-19 public gathering concerns, this year’s annual meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting and members will need to return their proxy vote and proxy statement by email or mail as described at the end of this notice. The meeting agenda is included with this Notice. If you haven’t used Zoom before you can download the free Zoom app before the meeting and enter the following Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 872 2649 3329
This year the Board has nominated Hannah Hamberg, Heather McLain and Cindy Smith to join the Board of Directors for three-year terms. As provided in the Board’s Bylaws, “The Board of Directors shall submit to the annual membership a list of names of the persons it nominates for the vacancies on the Board of Directors occurring each year and for any vacancy which may have occurred. Further nominations may be made from the floor. Elections shall be by ballot at the annual meeting and the Secretary shall be instructed to cast the proxy ballot for each nominee.”
Hannah is a lifelong Southeast Alaskan, with an eye for creating beauty from her everyday surroundings. Born and raised in Sitka, she has been drawing and creating since she could hold a pencil. Now, as a graphic designer at the local marketing firm Cedar Group, she works with the intention to elevate the client's values and culture. Hannah has 8-years of experience as a professional freelance design contractor as well as the experience working in the public sector. Hannah is excited to join the board to make a greater impact in the local museum and arts scene that is so integral in our community. She looks forward to sharing her youthful perspective and art and design insight with the board.
Heather is a life-long Alaskan who lives and works on the land of the Eklutna Dena’ina in the community known today as Anchorage. She has ten years of experience in the museum field around the state, including three years in Juneau, and is currently an Archivist at the Anchorage Museum. She holds her Masters in Anthropology from the University of Denver and is pursuing her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington (expected Spring 2024). She is passionate about respectful stewardship and equitable access to collections, and believes that collaboration with the diverse communities we serve both inside and outside of our physical spaces is crucial to telling the meaningful stories of our state. Her interest in serving on the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Board is directly tied to these beliefs and the ongoing work of the organization to support the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum and the staff in all that they do. She thanks the FoSLAM Board and membership for their consideration and is excited to serve.
Cindy has worked with a number of Alaska’s legislative and Governor’s office officials. She served as the Executive Director for the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and has been a strong advocate for abused and neglected children. She has worked in Head Start, Day Care Assistance, Child Care and Education and Training programs. Her background includes arts education, and through nonprofit work, she is very familiar with finances and fundraising. Cindy has used each of the services provided by the state library archives and museum and would like to volunteer her time and expertise to help continue that tradition.
You can vote for the candidates here.
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