Board of Trustees

The library board, the district’s governing authority, meets monthly to make decisions about library services, policies, finances, and related business. The board has four standing committees that meet as needed. The full terms of those elected is four years. Download the library’s Bylaws (pdf). Board meetings are normally held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm 6:30 pm in the library’s board room at 4000 W Pratt Ave, Lincolnwood IL 60712. Any changes to scheduled meetings will be posted here as well as at the library. Agendas are posted no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. Approved minutes are posted after they have been approved, typically at the next Board meeting.

Upcoming Elections

Four Trustee seats will be up for election on April 7, 2015. All four seats are for full four-year terms. Election information can be found at the Cook County Clerk’s website at Feel free to contact library director Su Bochenski at 847.677.5277 with any questions about the responsibilities of the position or about the election.

Board Members

  • President: Kendra L. Beard 2011-2015
    • The Board President is an ex-officio voting member of all committees
  • Vice President: Christopher M. Martel 2011-2015
    • Library Services & Community Relations Committee (Chair)
    • Finance & Facilities Committee
  • Secretary: Dany R. Fields 2013-2015
    • Staffing & Personnel Committee (Chair)
    • Development Committee
  • Treasurer: James E. Berger 2011-2015
    • Finance & Facilities Committee (Chair)
    • Library Services & Community Relations Committee
  • Bertha Gimbel 2013-2017
    • Development Committee (Chair)
    • Staffing & Personnel Committee
  • Linda Poulsom 2013-2017
    • Finance & Facilities Committee
    • Staffing & Personnel Committee
  • Pamela Stavinoga 2013-2017
    • Development Committee
    • Library Services & Community Relations Committee

Upcoming Board Meetings

At the January 15, 2015 board meeting, Trustees voted to change the start time of board meetings. Beginning February 19, 2015, board meetings will start at 6:30PM unless otherwise noted.

Current Fiscal Year Committee Meetings

  • Committee of the Whole: Wednesday December 10, 5:00 pm | Agenda |Approved Minutes
  • Finance & Facilities Committee: None scheduled
  • Development Committee: None scheduled
  • Library Services & Community Relations Committee: None scheduled
  • Staffing & Personnel Committee: Wednesday March 11, 6:30 pm |Agenda

Other Public Meetings

  • None scheduled.

Past Years Board Minutes

Fiscal Year 2014
July | August | September Special | September | October | November Special | November | December | January | February | March | April Special  | AprilMayJune Special | June

Fiscal Year 2013
July | August | September Special | September | October | November | January Special | January | February | March | April | May | June