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Library Board of Trustees

President
Lynn Poper Samalea

Vice President
Nancy K. Henricksen

Secretary
Gail Gawlik

Treasurer
Elaine Bottomley

Trustee
Emita R. Ostrem

Trustee
Diane M. Harris

Trustee
Dr. John L. Markley

Trustee
Esperanza Chavez

Trustee
Kelly Rohder-Tonelli


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 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.

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 6:00 pm.

2022

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

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to attend a board meeting at the Library should contact the ADA Compliance Officer by telephone at 815-740-2669, by email at business@jolietlibrary.org or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

September 2022
19/2022 Minutes Review Committee Meeting Agenda
15/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2022 Grand Reopening Meeting Agenda
August 2022
18/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
18/2022 Grand Reopening Committee Agenda
July 2022
21/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
21/2022 Grand Reopening Meeting Agenda
June 2022
13/2022 Bylaws Committee Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Grand Opening Committee Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2022
19/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
19/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
02/2022 Closed Session Minutes Review Committee Meeting
April 2022
21/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2022 Grand Opening Committee Agenda
21/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
March 2022
17/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
February 2022
17/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2022
20/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
December 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda (Canceled)
22/2021 Special Board Meeting Agenda
22/2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
November 2021
15/2021 Committee of the Whole Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
October 2021
04/2021 Closed Session Minutes Review Committee Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
September 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2021 Board Meeting Miuntes
16/2021 Groundbreaking Committee Agenda
August 2021
5/2021 Special Board Meeting Agenda
5/2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
19/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
July 2021
15/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
June 2021
17/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2021
27/2021 Nominating Committee Meeting Agenda
27/2021 Nominating Committee Meeting Minutes
20/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
April 2021
15/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
March 2021
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
February 2021
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
Special Meeting February 2021
04/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
04/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2021
21/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
Previous years
For Earlier years please call the Joliet Public Library Administration Office on Ottawa Street at 815-740-2660.

Bylaws

Revised and Adopted 09/17/20

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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

Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

September 2022
19/2022 Minutes Review Committee Meeting Agenda
15/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2022 Grand Reopening Meeting Agenda
August 2022
18/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
18/2022 Grand Reopening Committee Agenda
July 2022
21/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
21/2022 Grand Reopening Meeting Agenda
June 2022
13/2022 Bylaws Committee Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Grand Opening Committee Meeting Agenda
16/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2022
19/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
19/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
02/2022 Closed Session Minutes Review Committee Meeting
April 2022
21/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2022 Grand Opening Committee Agenda
21/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
March 2022
17/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
February 2022
17/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2022
20/2022 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2022 Board Meeting Minutes
December 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda (Canceled)
22/2021 Special Board Meeting Agenda
22/2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
November 2021
15/2021 Committee of the Whole Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
October 2021
04/2021 Closed Session Minutes Review Committee Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
September 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2021 Board Meeting Miuntes
16/2021 Groundbreaking Committee Agenda
August 2021
5/2021 Special Board Meeting Agenda
5/2021 Special Board Meeting Minutes
19/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
July 2021
15/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
June 2021
17/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2021
27/2021 Nominating Committee Meeting Agenda
27/2021 Nominating Committee Meeting Minutes
20/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
April 2021
15/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
March 2021
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
February 2021
18/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
Special Meeting February 2021
04/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
04/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2021
21/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2021 Board Meeting Minutes
Previous years
For Earlier years please call the Joliet Public Library Administration Office on Ottawa Street at 815-740-2660.

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.

2022

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

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to attend a board meeting at the Library should contact the ADA Compliance Officer by telephone at 815-740-2669, by email at business@jolietlibrary.org or in writing, not less than five (5) working days prior to the meeting.

Library Board of Trustees

President - Lynn Poper Samalea
Vice President – Nancy K. Henricksen
Secretary – Gail Gawlik
Treasurer -Elaine Bottomley
Trustee – Emita R. Ostrem
Trustee - Dr. John L. Markley
Trustee - Diane M. Harris
Trustee - Esperanza Chavez
Trustee - Kelly Rohder-Tonelli

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 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.

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