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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 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.

2021

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

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 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
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
December 2020
17/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
November 2020
19/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
19/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
19/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Agenda
09/2020 Committee of the Whole Agenda
06/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Agenda
06/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Minutes
October 2020
15/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
September 2020
17/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
August 2020
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Agenda
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Minutes
20/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
July 2020
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Agenda
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Minutes
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
June 2020
18/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2020
21/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
April 2020
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
No meeting in March
February 2020
20/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2020
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 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

Click to open PDF

Board and Mission

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.

2021

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

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 2021
16/2021 Board Meeting Agenda
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
December 2020
17/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
November 2020
19/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
19/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
19/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Agenda
09/2020 Committee of the Whole Agenda
06/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Agenda
06/2020 Code of Ethics Meeting Minutes
October 2020
15/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
15/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
September 2020
17/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
17/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
August 2020
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Agenda
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Minutes
20/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
July 2020
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Agenda
20/2020 By Laws Committee Meeting Minutes
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
June 2020
18/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
18/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
May 2020
21/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
21/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
April 2020
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
No meeting in March
February 2020
20/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
20/2020 Board Meeting Minutes
January 2020
16/2020 Board Meeting Agenda
16/2020 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

Click to open PDF

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 - 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 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.

 

 

 

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