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Board of Directors

Friends of the State Library & Archives

Who are our Board members? 

Gene P. Coppola, President
Library Director
Palm Harbor Library
Term expiration: February 2023

Claire T. Dygert, Treasurer
CDygert Solutions, LLC
Term expiration: February 2023

Rachel Walton, Secretary
Digital Archivist & Records Management Coordinator
Rollins College
Term expiration: January 2024

David Benjamin
Head of Special Collections and University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
Term expiration: June 2024

Gloria Colvin
Term expiration: February 2023

Ramona La Roche
Librarian, Supervisor
Head of Adult Information Services
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
Broward County Libraries Division
Term expiration: February 2023

Kathleen Malloy
Developer of Instructional Technology
Leon County Schools
Term Expiration: August 2023

Taryn Rodríguez-Boette
Principal Consultant
REALM Consulting
Term expiration: January 2024

How is the Board of Directors appointed?

Directors are appointed and serve for two years. 

They may not serve more than three consecutive terms. 

For more detailed information, see the FSLAF Bylaws (PDF)

What does the Board do? 

The Board is the chief governing body of the Friends of the State Library & Archives of Florida (FSLAF). 

The Board determines all policies for the operation of FSLAF. Its decisions are binding. 

Other duties include: 

  • Establishes membership dues. 
  • Adopts an annual budget. 
  • Enters into contracts on behalf of the Friends. 
  • Manages the business and property of the Friends. 

Who serves on the Executive Committee? 

The Board elects the Executive committee, which includes the President, Secretary and Treasurer. 

How often does the Board meet? 

The board meets at least four times during a 12-month period, including at least once face-to-face.

Directors can participate in meetings via conference call. 

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.