MARQUETTE – Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Pamela Christensen of Marquette to the Library of Michigan board of trustees. It was one of three appointments made to the board.
The 13-member board makes general policy and budgetary recommendations concerning the Library of Michigan to the Michigan Department of Education. In addition to the governor’s appointees, the board consists of members appointed by the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader and both the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders.
“This is an experienced group of appointees and I am confident they will be valuable assets to the board,” Snyder said.
Christensen is the director of the Peter White Public Library and has more than 30 years of public library experience working in Michigan public libraries. During her tenure at the library, she won the 2010 National Medal for Library Service, undertook a successful $9 million capital campaign, completed a 63,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project, and led a successful $4.5 million bond issue.
Prior to joining the Peter White Public Library, Christensen served in numerous capacities at the Ludington Public Library. She is the chair, deputy treasurer, and trustee-at-large for the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation.
Christensen has a bachelor’s degree in English and library science and a master’s degree in library science, both from Western Michigan University. She will represent public libraries and replaces Carolyn Nash.
Members serve three-year terms expiring Oct. 1, 2016, and their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.