Board of Directors


The Friends' Board of Directors
(Revised July 1, 2023)


The Board's Role

An important and vital volunteer opportunity is available through the Friends’ Board of Directors. A vast majority of Friends’ board members also are Library patrons, so they know what’s important to the visually impaired. They set priorities based on the vision and ongoing mission of the North Carolina Accessible Books and Library Services. Through quarterly board meetings and the annual June Membership meeting, the Friends’ board decides which projects to fund and creates a budget to cover the plans.
Ongoing committees within the board oversee regular projects and activities. Standing committees include Membership, Public Relations, and Outreach. Feel free to contact the president or any executive committee member with questions or to nominate a potential board member.

Board Details


The board meets at the Library on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh in March, June, September, and December for board meetings.  The Annual Membership meeting is held during the June quarterly meeting. All members are welcome to participate in all Board and Membership meetings.
To contact any Board member, call the President, Eddie Weaver, at 910-619-4084.

Board Members


PRESIDENT: Eddie Weaver
VICE-PRESIDENT: Brice Smith   

SECRETARY: Debbie Meadows
TREASURER: Mary Flanagan

  • Verdina Gillette-Simms
  • Susanna Dean
  • Vacant  
  • Patricia Tessnear 
  • Heather Brown  
  • Jim Turner 
  • Jeremiah Rogers 
  • Donna Permar
  • Ryan Trask
  • Yvonne Kea
   Catherine Rubin, Regional Librarian

Library Contact Information:


       1841 Capital Boulevard
       Raleigh, NC 27635

Voice: (984) 236-1100
Fax: (984) 236-1199
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-388-2460

    © 2023 Friends of the North Carolina Accessible Books and Library Services.