Governance

Governance

The American Library in Paris, Inc. was incorporated on May 28, 1920 under Delaware law. In accordance with the articles of incorporation of the Library, the Board of Trustees has responsibility for oversight and the setting of policy for the Library. The Library operates in accordance with the procedures set out in the Library’s by-laws, as amended and approved by the Board of Trustees from time to time, as well as through policies that are drafted and approved by the Board. The operation of the Library and the management of employees and volunteers remain the responsibility of the Director, who works closely with the Board.

The Board meets several times per year, and much of its work is carried out by Board committees (for example, those dealing with Finance, Library Affairs and Development), which meet separately. As the Library's operations are principally conducted in Paris, they are subject to French law, and the Board takes into consideration both French and US law requirements when carrying out is oversight and governance roles. The Board relies on the advice of French and American legal and tax counsel to ensure that it fully respects all applicable legal obligations.

Library Board of Trustees • June 2016 - June 2017

Forrest ALOGNA, Secretary
Alain AUBRY     
Peter FELLOWES    
Joseph FOKS  
Leslie de GALBERT
Nicolas ver HULST  
Neil JANIN   
Rob JOHNSON, Treasurer
Sophie-Caroline de MARGERIE
René de MONSEIGNAT
Priscilla de MOUSTIER
Thomas PERROT
Stephanie de La ROCHEFOUCAULD
Luis ROTH, Chairman
George STANSFIELD
Mary Lee TURNER, vice-chairman
Nadine VOISIN

 

 

Charles TRUEHEART, Library Director
John W. BERRY, American Library Association representative
The Honorable Jane HARTLEY, Honorary Trustee

Advisory Council   Writers Council (council member biographies)

The Honorable James G. LOWENSTEIN, Chairman
William CAGLE
David CHAFFETZ
Catherine COSTE
Livia MANERA
Ishtar MEJANES
Ann MORRISON
Jean PERRETTE
Dr. Winston TABB
Lisa WOODWARD

 

Antony BEEVOR
Diane JOHNSON, Chairman
Pierre ASSOULINE
Julian BARNES
Christopher BUCKLEY
Laurent DE BRUNHOFF
Michael CHABON
Sebastian FAULKS
Laura FURMAN
Adam GOPNIK
Robert HARRIS
John IRVING
Alice KAPLAN
Philippe LABRO
Fredrik LOGEVALL
Joyce Carol OATES
Robert O. PAXTON
Bruno RACINE
Lily TUCK
Scott TUROW
Ayelet WALDMAN

 

USA Foundation Board of Directors

Marshall I. WAIS, Jr., President
J. Paul HORNE, Secretary
The Honorable Craig STAPLETON
William TORCHIANA
Gregory WEINGARTEN

 

non-voting:
Rob JOHNSON
Mary Lee TURNER

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