About Us
MCLS Board of Trustees & System Administration
The Monroe County Library System (MCLS) is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Monroe County Legislature. The Board sets MCLS policy, provides advice and direction to MCLS administration, and supports library advocacy efforts and collaboration among member libraries.
Meetings are held in person at the Central Library unless otherwise indicated below.
All regular meetings are open to the public. Citizens are welcome to address the Board of Trustees for a maximum of three minutes, beginning at 5:00 p.m. To address the Board about an issue on a Library Board meeting agenda, please call 585-428-8046 or email debi.mansour@libraryweb.org by Noon on the day of the meeting and provide full name, address, organization represented (if any), and the topic.

2023-24 Trustees

Christopher H. Corcoran, President
Emily Hessney Lynch, Vice-President
Gary A. Brandt
Kimberly Brown
Peter W. Knapp, Ed. D
Amy Moffitt
Marjorie Shelley
Rev. Mack Smith
Erick Stephens
Suzanne T. Stockman

MCLS Bylaws [PDF]

Plan of Service [PDF]


MCLS Board Meeting Dates – 2024

The MCLS Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Rundel Memorial Building (115 South Ave, 14604) — unless otherwise noted.

Board Meeting Documents
2024 | 2023 | 2022

Meeting documents for prior years can be requested through Monroe County or by calling 428-8046.

Trustee Resources

Organizational Principles & Policies

Freedom to Read
Freedom to View
Internet Access Policy
Library Bill of Rights
MCLS Code Of Conduct
Public Comment Policy


Monroe County Library System Administration

Patricia Uttaro, Director | 585-428-8045
Jennifer Smathers, Associate Director | 585-428-8051
Melanie Lewis, Deputy Director of Community Libraries | 585-428-8345
Katy Hasselwander, Finance Director | 585-428-8056
Tonia Burton, Children’s Services | 585-428-8151
Brenda LaCrosse, Technology Services | 585-428-8034
Maren Kyle, Outreach Services | 585-428-8311

Mailing address:
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604