At the end of this month, two trustee seats on the board of the Port Jefferson Library will expire and both sitting members will no see reelection. With only one candidate running for the five-year term on the board that leaves an open position to be filled.
According to a statement released by the library the current Board of Trustees can appoint a candidate to fill the second seat.
At the end of the month, Trustees Lisa Acampora and Audrey Dombroski will vacate their two seats on the board. Both were elected in 2008.
“The Library is most appreciative of their five years of dedicated service and wishes them happiness in all future endeavors,” the library said in an emailed statement.
Harriet Z. Martin is seeking to fill a five-year seat on the board. Below is her bio, released by the library:
Ms. Martin is currently a member of the Friends of the PJ Library and volunteers her time weekly at the Friends Used Book Store. Ms. Martin, a retired Senior Librarian, was employed at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) and graduated from Long Island University CW Post with her Masters Degree in Library Science. Ms. Martin has been active with SUNY Stony Brook Olli and is currently an active member of BNL’s Retired Employee Association. Her proudest achievement at BNL was the founding of BNL Women in Science, an organization still going strong today and considered part of BNL’s history. She states that her present occupation seems to be a continuation of the interest she has always had in books, people and libraries. She hopes to make a positive contribution as a Library Trustee.
There will be an informal Meet the Candidate meeting on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the downstairs Conference Room at the library. The public is invited to attend.
The election will be held at the library on Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
To vote, a person must at least 18-years-old and a member of the Port Jefferson Free Library Association (resident of Union Free School District #6) and have a library card in good standing. Absentee Ballots will be available from December 21 through January 22.