Library Board of Trustees
President - Lynn Poper Samalea
Vice President – Dr. John Markley
Secretary – Esperanza Chavez
Treasurer - Nancy K. Henricksen
Trustee – Emita R. Ostrem
Trustee – Carol Wolfe Boban
Trustee - Gail Gawlik
Trustee - Diane M. Harris
Trustee - Vacant
Contact: The entire Board of Trustees can be reached using this email address Board@jolietlibrary.org.
The Joliet Public Library Board is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees. The trustees are appointed by the Mayor for a three-year term.
The Library Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing Library policy, authorizing services provided by the Library, establishing the Library budget, hiring the Library Executive Director, and requesting the collection of the designated Library millage. Library Board members do not receive compensation for their services.
The Joliet Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room "B" of the Main Library. During the months of May through October, the Board Meetings are held at the Black Road Branch. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are posted within seven days of approval.