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 2018 – June 2019

Forrest ALOGNA, Chairman and Secretary
Alex BAFI, Assistant Secretary
Jade Vu HENRY
Julien HORN
Steven R. HORTON
Neil JANIN
Rob JOHNSON, Assistant Treasurer
Heather KEANE
William R. KELLY
Stephanie de La ROCHEFOUCAULD, Treasurer
Ashley MADDOX
Enrique MARTINEZ
Sophie-Caroline de MARGERIE
Elizabeth OGER-GROSS
Thomas PERROT
Luis ROTH, Observer
Cedric SELLIN
George STANSFIELD
Charles TRUEHEART
Laura WENKE

Ex officio

Audrey CHAPUIS, Library Director
Damon AUSTIN, American Library Association representative

Advisory Council

Alain AUBRY
Alice BERRY
John BERRY
David CHAFFETZ
Catherine COSTE
April EBERHARDT
Lise HARTMAN de FOUCHIER
Leslie de GALBERT
Clydette de GROOT
The Honorable Jeffrey HAWKINS
Dan HUEHN
Laura HUEHN
The Honorable James G. LOWENSTEIN, Chairman
Livia MANERA SAMBUY
Ishtar MÉJANÈS, Vice Chair
Ann MORRISON
Jean PERRETTE
Dr. Winston TABB
Lisa WOODWARD
The Honorable Henry T. WOOSTER

Writers Council (council member biographies)

Pierre ASSOULINE
Laura AURICCHIO
Julian BARNES
David BELLOS
Antony BEEVOR
Christopher BUCKLEY
Laurent DE BRUNHOFF
Michael CHABON
Sebastian FAULKS
Laura FURMAN
Adam GOPNIK
Robert HARRIS
John IRVING
Julian JACKSON
Diane JOHNSON, Chairman
Alice KAPLAN
Ethan KATZ
Philippe LABRO
Fredrik LOGEVALL
Viet Thanh NGUYEN
Joyce Carol OATES
Robert O. PAXTON
Bruno RACINE
Salman RUSHDIE
Stacy SCHIFF
Lily TUCK
Scott TUROW
Ayelet WALDMAN

USA Foundation Board of Directors

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

Ex officio

Stephanie de La ROCHEFOUCAULD
Forrest ALOGNA