Library Board of Trustees
President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Trustee Trustee Trustee Trustee
Diane M. Harris
Nancy K. Henricksen
Emita R. Ostrem
Dr. John L. Markley
Lynn Poper Samalea
Contact: The entire Board of Trustees can be reached using this email address firstname.lastname@example.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 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting. Minutes are posted within seven days of approval.
Board Meeting Schedule
The public is welcome to attend board meetings. The Library Board meets on the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm.
POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS: January 19th – Ottawa Street Branch
January 26th – 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 – Ottawa Street Branch
November 16th – Ottawa Street Branch
December 21 – Ottawa Street Branch
Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes
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.
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