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Library Board of Trustees

President
Dr. John L. Markley

Vice President Nancy K. Henricksen

Secretary
Carol Wolfe Boban

Treasurer
Lynn Poper Samalea

Trustee
Emita R. Ostrem

Trustee
Esperanza Chavez

Trustee
Gail Gawlik

Trustee
Diane M. Harris

Trustee
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 authorizing 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.

Mission Statement

First Reading: June 17, 2010
Second Reading and Passage: July 15, 2010

Mission Statement

We bring together the resources, services, and expertise to inspire Joliet residents of all ages to Read, Explore, Ask, and Discover. The Library connects you to your world, your community, and yourself.

Core Values

We fundamentally believe in responsible stewardship of community resources. In order to best serve our community, we are guided by these core values:
  • Convenient and reliable services that are responsive to diverse community interests;
  • A dedication to our role as a child’s first pathway to discovering the larger world;
  • The opportunity for personal growth, enrichment, and education through the Library’s programs, materials, and resources;
  • A commitment to a professional, knowledgeable, and productive workforce;
  • Technology that appropriately expands and enhances services;
  • Collaboration, community engagement, and social responsibility; and
  • The freedom to read, listen to, and view resources with confidentiality.

Board Meeting Schedule

The public is welcome to attend board meetings. The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

January 18th - Ottawa Street Branch
February 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
March 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
April 19th - Ottawa Street Branch
May 17th - Black Road Branch
June 21st - Black Road Branch
July 19th - Black Road Branch
August 16th - Black Road Branch
September 20th - Black Road Branch
October 18th - Black Road Branch
November 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
December 20th - Ottawa Street Branch

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to attend a board meeting at the Library should contact a Community Engagement staff member by telephone at 815-846-3112, by email at ada@jolietlibrary.org or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws

Revised and Adopted 10/19/2017

Click to open PDF

Board and Mission

Mission Statement and Core Values

Mission Statement

We bring together the resources, services, and expertise to inspire Joliet residents of all ages to Read, Explore, Ask, and Discover. The Library connects you to your world, your community, and yourself.

Core Values

We fundamentally believe in responsible stewardship of community resources. In order to best serve our community, we are guided by these core values:
  • Convenient and reliable services that are responsive to diverse community interests;
  • A dedication to our role as a child’s first pathway to discovering the larger world;
  • The opportunity for personal growth, enrichment, and education through the Library’s programs, materials, and resources;
  • A commitment to a professional, knowledgeable, and productive workforce;
  • Technology that appropriately expands and enhances services;
  • Collaboration, community engagement, and social responsibility; and
  • The freedom to read, listen to, and view resources with confidentiality.

Approved July 15, 2010

Library Board of Trustees

President - Dr. John L. Markley
Vice President – Nancy K. Henricksen
Secretary – Carol Wolfe Boban
Treasurer - Lynn Poper Samalea
Trustee – Emita R. Ostrem
Trustee – Esperanza Chavez
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 policy, authorizing services, establishing the budget, hiring the Executive Director, and authorizing the collection of the designated 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. 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.

Bylaws

Revised and Adopted 10/19/2017

Click to open PDF

Board Meeting Schedule

The public is welcome to attend board meetings. The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

January 18th - Ottawa Street Branch
February 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
March 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
April 19th - Ottawa Street Branch
May 17th - Black Road Branch
June 21st - Black Road Branch
July 19th - Black Road Branch
August 16th - Black Road Branch
September 20th - Black Road Branch
October 18th - Black Road Branch
November 15th - Ottawa Street Branch
December 20th - Ottawa Street Branch

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to attend a board meeting at the Library should contact a Community Engagement staff member by telephone at 815-846-3112, by email at ada@jolietlibrary.org or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

 

 

 

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