Architecture for Public Libraries Committee


Disseminates knowledge, tools and best practices concerning library building planning and design through innovative programs, building tours, networking, and social media.

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Mr. Alexander Cohen (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Deborah Corkins Ehrman (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Mrs. Jennifer Nunes Fontanilla (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Ms. Brenda R. Katz (Member, July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025)
Jenny Levine (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2025)

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  • Desired committee includes mix of design professionals and library professionals, diversity, and geographic coverage spanning the country

About this Committee


  • Planning and implementation of in-person and virtual programming
  • Dissemination of building design/construction/furnishings-related information, best practices, trends

Expected Time Commitment

  • 4-6 hours for virtual meetings per year
  • Program attendance at conferences, when available
  • Occasional special projects: the chairs of programs and/or tours should expect additional time commitment for coordination of speakers, tour planning logistics (supported by Core staff), etc.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Some experience in planning building projects, or running buildings, is helpful