Library Info

Board of Trustees


The Library is governed by an eight-member board of trustees, elected by the residents of the Sag Harbor Union Free School District. Board candidates must be residents of the School District, 18 years of age or older, registered voters, and registered users of the library. Board members are elected for staggered three-year terms. The Board holds 12 monthly public meetings per year on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the library’s program room on the lower level. Additional meetings are scheduled as required.
 

President

Susan Edwards

boardpresident@johnjermain.org

(Term expires 12/31/21)
A library patron for more than fifty years now Susan Edwards and her family have deep roots in Sag Harbor. She and her husband, Ian Ziskin, have lived all over the country and became full-time residents here in 2011. She is a member of the Board of Architectural Review & Historic Preservation for the Village of North Haven.See more

Vice President

Alison Bond

(Term expires 12/31/19)
Born and raised in the south of England, Alison Bond graduated from London University with a degree in Modern Languages and also studied in Germany and at the Sorbonne. After arriving in the U.S., she worked as an editor with several major publishers. Later she started her own business as an editorial consultant and literary scout, and became a US citizen.See more

Secretary

Nick Knab

(Term expires 12/31/21)
Born on the East End of Long Island’s South Fork, Nicholas Knab was raised in Sag Harbor where he has lived for a majority of his life. The John Jermain Memorial Library slowly took hold of his free time and became his second home. He graduated from Pierson High school in 2017, and is currently pursuing higher education.

Treasurer

William E. McCoy

(Term expires 12/31/20)
Bill is a native of the East End. After attending local schools he received a BS from Wagner College and a MBA from Duke University. He worked in the corporate world with Aetna and Exxon, then returned to the East End. He has lived in the Sag Harbor School District for 19 years with his wife Seirin and son Nicholas,See more

Nicholas Gazzolo

(Term expires 12/31/19)
Nick Gazzolo has been visiting Sag Harbor since 2000, and has lived here full time since 2004. He has a B.A. from St. John’s College (Great Books program), Annapolis, MD, and an M.A. from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, CA, in Counseling Psychology, where he also did doctoral studies in Depth Psychology. See more

Dan Glass

(Term expires 12/31/19)
Born in a small village in Wales, Dan worked for the family business: dragon slaying. He grew up learning the skills required: sword fighting, burn treatments and damsel rescuing. When he was a young man he went to the International College of Magic (ICM) where he got a B.A. in Illusions. This degree led him to work for a cruise ship line as magician/juggler.See more

Gloria Primm Brown

(Term expires 12/31/20)
Gloria Primm Brown grew up in Washington, D.C. where she attended public schools and Howard University. She has a masters degree in library science from Columbia University. She worked for four years as a children’s librarian in the District of Columbia Public Library System. Later, she moved to NYC where she obtained a job as librarian and supervisor of files at CarnegieSee more

Ann Sutphen

(Term expires 12/31/21)
Ann grew up in New York City, spending her summers in Sag Harbor. She graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Political Science and Yale University with an MS in Nurse-
Midwifery. She moved to Seattle, where she met and married her husband David Rhoades, a civil engineer. While in the Seattle area Ann worked as a midwife and then as a volunteer coordinatorSee more