New Trustees and Corporation Members Installed at Library’s 2012 Annual Meeting

Providence Public Library (PPL) held its 2012 Annual Meeting on October 5. In formal proceedings, new members of the Board of Trustees were elected and new officers were installed as follows: Rob K. Taylor, Esq., Chair; William S. Simmons, Vice Chair Joan M. Caine, Treasurer; Howard Walker, Esq., Assistant Treasurer; Elizabeth Debs, Secretary.

The following new members were elected to the PPL Board of Trustees:

Shaun Buckler, of Bristol, is Director of Finance and Operations at Moses Brown School. With 25 years of experience in non-profit finance and administration, Mr. Buckler began his career at Princeton University before moving to western Massachusetts where he worked at Williams College for 11 years and continued to work in finance at other institutions before coming to Moses Brown School in 2010. Mr. Buckler serves on the PPL Finance Committee.

Sam Coale, of Providence and Westport, Mass., has been a professor of American Literature and Culture at Wheaton College since 1968.  He is the author of 11 books and frequently appears as a reviewer on the pages of the Providence Journal. Mr. Coale graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Trinity College and received his PhD in American Civilization from Brown University. A recipient of many honors and grants, including Fulbright awards, an NEH Fellowship, and USIA grants, Mr. Coale has taught and lectured extensively throughout Europe and beyond.

The following were installed as new PPL Corporation members:

Mak Falaye is a Certified Public Accountant and is Principal/Manager of Platinum Tax and Accounting Services in Providence. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ondo State Polytechnic in Nigeria and his Master of Business Administration from Bryant University. Prior to locating in Providence, Mr. Falaye worked in accounting positions in Massachusetts. Mr. Falaye will serve on the PPL Finance Committee.

Joan Glazer is Professor Emerita from Rhode Island College, where she taught literature for children and language arts methods. She is the author of two college textbooks, Introduction to Children’s Literature and Literature for Young Children, and numerous articles in professional journals. She is a past president of the International Board on Books for Young People and currently serves as treasurer of the organization. She is also a past president of the Rhode Island Center for the Book.  She is an enthusiastic supporter of the Providence Public Library and served last year as the Alcott Scholar of the series of PPL programs on Louise May Alcott. Ms. Glazer will serve on the PPL Program Committee.