Ann Arbor District Library Trustee
Jamie Vander Broek
Jamie Vander Broek
OUTCOME: Victoria Green, Colleen Sherman, Linh Song and Jamie Vander Broek were elected to the Ann Arbor District Library board. Click here for details of that outcome. For more results, check the Washtenaw County elections site.
Jamie Vander Broek is a librarian with the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design and current trustee of the Ann Arbor District Library. In June 2015, Vander Broek was appointed by the AADL board to fill the remainder of the term for trustee Rebecca Head, who resigned for health reasons. That term runs through 2016, and she now is seeking election to a full four-year term. She is running on a slate with Victoria Green, Colleen Sherman and Linh Song.
Previously, Vander Broek was the programming coordinator for the University's North Quad building, an internationally-themed academic and residential complex. Prior to that, she was the curatorial research center librarian at the UM Museum of Art and a university library associate at the UM Art, Architecture and Engineering Library.
She holds a master's degree from the UM School of Information in Art and Art Museum Librarianship, and received a bachelor’s degree in art history from Wellesley College. Vander Broek, who has lived in Ann Arbor since 2005, also serves as secretary of the executive board for the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and is a former board member of the Ann Arbor Book Festival.
She is married to Izaak Vander Broek. They have a young daughter and live on the city's northwest side.
Jamie Vander Broek: In The News
Meet the AADL board candidates – MLive, Nov. 2, 2016
League of Women Voters candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network, Oct. 10, 2016
A Festival's Rebirth: The Ann Arbor Book Festival almost disappeared in 2011, when Borders really did – Ann Arbor Observer, June 2015
Panel discusses U.S. patriotism, national anthem – Michigan Daily, Nov. 12, 2014