City Council Appoints Two New Members
At its February 2013 meeting, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) Trustee Board elected Gwendolyn Amamoo as its President and Georgia Morgan Blair as its Vice President. A member of the Board since 2008, Amamoo follows Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch in the position. Amamoo appointed Judge Scott Vowell to serve as the Board’s Parliamentarian and Welch now serves as the Immediate Past President. Additionally, the Birmingham City Council appointed Patty Pilkerton and Kimberly Richardson to serve on the Board during its meeting on March 12, 2013.
About the Board President
|President Gwendolyn R. Amamoo|
The City Council Appoints Two New Trustees
Patty A. Pilkerton is the former Associate Librarian and Head of Digital Programs and Preservation at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). She retired from UAB in July of 2012. A graduate of Fairfield High School, she received a B.S. in Education from the University of Montevallo; a M.A. in Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham; and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Alabama. Patty has been very involved in civic and professional organizations and activities locally, statewide, and nationally. She is a former president for the Central City Neighborhood Association and currently serves on boards of the Alabama Writers Forum, Alabama Book Festival, Alabama Center for the Book, Birmingham Planning Commission, Birmingham Historical Society, Jefferson County Historical Commission, the Library School Association (University of Alabama) and REV Birmingham's Executive Committee
Kim Richardson is the President and owner of Kimberly Richardson Consulting, LLC, specializing in the provision of federal grant writing, management and technical assistance to municipal, non-profit, and faith-based organizations in Alabama and the southern U.S. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and a Master's of Science in Urban Affairs from Cleveland State University. In 2009, she became the first grant writer in the State of Alabama to obtain the Grants Professional Certification (GPC) awarded by the Grants Professional Certification Institute, and she is currently the only grant professional in the state holding this credential. Richardson is a member of the Grant Professionals Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, as well as having served on the Agency Impact Committee of the United Way of Central Alabama. She is the mother of one daughter, Imani.
The Library’s Trustee Board includes:
Gwendolyn Amamoo, President
Georgia Morgan Blair, Vice President
Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch, Immediate Past President
Judge Scott Vowell, Parliamentarian
Dr. Monique Gardner-Witherspoon
Samuel A. Rumore, Jr.
Katrina M. Watson
Dr. Regina Ammon, President of the Friends (Advisory Board Member)