Board and Mission mobile

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to attend a Board or Committee Meeting at the Library should contact a Community Engagement staff member by telephone at 815-846-3112, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Bylaws

Revised and Adopted 1/19/2017

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Board and Mission

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 autorizing 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.

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

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 19th - Ottawa Street Branch
February 16th - Ottawa Street Branch
March 16th - Ottawa Street Branch
April 20th - Ottawa Street Branch
May 18th - Black Road Branch
June 15th - Black Road Branch
July 20th - Black Road Branch
August 17th - Black Road Branch
September 21st - Black Road Branch
October 19th - Black Road Branch
November 16th - Ottawa Street Branch
December 21st - 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

November 2017

08/2017  Special Board Meeting Agenda

16/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

October 2017

19/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

16/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

19/2017  Committee of the Whole Meeting Agenda

September 2017

21/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

21/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

August 2017

17/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

17/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

July 2017

20/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

20/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

June 2017

15/2017  Nominating Committee Meeting Agenda

15/2017  Nominating Committee Meeting Minutes

15/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Agenda

15/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Minutes

15/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

15/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

May 2017

18/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Agenda

18/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Minutes

18/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

18/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

25/2017  Nominating Committee Meeting Agenda

25/2017  Nominating Committee Meeting Minutes

April 2017

20/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Agenda

20/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Minutes

20/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

20/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

March 2017

16/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Agenda

16/2017  Building and Grounds Committee Minutes

16/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

16/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

21/2017  Special Board Meeting Agenda

21/2017  Special Board Meeting Minutes

February 2017

16/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

16/2017  Board Meeting Minutes

January 2017

19/2017  Board Meeting Agenda

19/2017  Board Meeting Minutes



Previous years
For Earlier years please visit or email the Joliet Public Library Administration Office on Ottawa Street.

Bylaws

Revised and Adopted 1/19/2017

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