Which committee are you looking for?
The committee will establish a timeline and budget for the design and construction of the library and its grounds, and oversee the process of creating our new library. USKH, Inc. is the firm designing our building, with Gary Pohl and Matthew Prouty heading the project. Thorsten Chlupp of REINA Alaska is a consultant on the design.
Documents & Resources
- Goals & Tasks 2010-2015: Draft design, construction, and opening timeline, as presented at the 2010 Annual Membership meeting
- Current site and building plans
- Construction project history
- Information on design planning (including design timeline)
- Solar survey of site from Reina Alaska
- Design background
Created by the board of directors in November 2011, the Events & Programs Committee ioversees the programs, fundraising events, workshops or other activities, and public presentations at the John Trigg Ester Library.
Have you attended one of our library lectures? We have had presentations from artists, authors, builders and more. We are planning a whole new line-up of presenters starting next spring. Do you have ideas on great presenters? Maybe you like helping to plan fundraising events? We are looking for brand-new fundraising event approaches. Do you have some great ideas? If so, you are the perfect fit for this committee! Please contact us!
Ester Library Lecture Series
Growing Ester’s Biodiversity (GEB): a seed library program
Created by the board of directors in November 2012, the Finance Committee is dedicated to creating accounting procedures for the JTEL. From clarifying Quickbooks procedures to establishing cash management policies, we need to make sure that JTEL is following GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and is audit ready. If you have an accounting or business management background and would like to offer assistance in the development of financial policies please contact the committee.
JTEL Annual Report 2012 (Download)
JTEL Annual Report 2011 (Download)
JTEL Annual Report 2010 (Download)
The Grants & Fundraising Committee has completed a community survey on libraries, funding the Ester library, library programs, the building design, and more to determine the best way to develop the John Trigg Ester Library.
The committee oversees fundraising for the library, for both long and short term sustainability of the library’s operation, programs, and building construction and maintenance.
The Ester library’s capital campaign encompasses the following means of raising funds for the library:
grants & appropriations
The capital campaign, begun 2009, is specifically aimed at raising funds to construct a building at 474 Village Road to house the library. To donate, please send a check to JTEL, PO Box 468, Ester AK 99725.
The endowment drive, scheduled to launch in May 2012, is aimed at developing a $1 million fund to support the operations of the library once it is built. The endowment is managed by the Alaska Community Foundation; to donate, see their online form.
The membership drive, begun 2011, is both a fundraising and membership expansion campaign, aimed at increasing the involvement of the Ester community with the library.
Monique Musick – Chair
The Volunteers and Membership Committee oversees library member development and stewardship.
Jan Ohmstede – Chair