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Library Board

Library operating policies are set by the Board of Trustees.

Library Board Members

Claudette Zobel
President
7575 Lake Street #2B
River Forest, IL 60305
708-771-9034
Claudette(@)zobel.com

Thomas Smedinghoff
Vice-President
823 William Street
River Forest, IL 60305
708-366-2329
smedinghoff(@)wildmanharrold.com

Kevin Crowell
Secretary
227 Thatcher
River Forest, IL 60305
708-488-9241
kevincrowell@gmail.com

Genie Halloran
Treasurer
30 Gale
River Forest, IL 60305
708-366-2686
gbhalloran(@)att.net

Alice Calabrese-Berry
719 William
River Forest, IL 60305
708-366-1733
Calaberry719(@)yahoo.com

Joan O’Connor
Trustee
351 Thatcher
River Forest, IL 60305
708-366-5532
joconnorjr(@)sbcglobal.net

Library Board Meeting Schedule

The Board of Trustees holds its regular meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM at the library, 735 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, IL. The public is always invited to attend these meetings unless otherwise announced.

For the most current schedule of Board meetings, or to view current and past meeting agendas and minutes, please visit the Board Minutes Archive page.

Procedure for Future Interested Trustees

Introduction:
Thank you for your interest in joining the River Forest Public Library Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees would welcome a statement of interest, via email, to our Board President, as listed on our web-site, under the tab, About the Library, Library Board. Additionally, we invite you to attend a library board meeting. The Board meets every third Tuesday at 7:30 pm at the Library.

Responsibilities:
• Governance
• Policies
• Employ and Evaluate Library Director
• Comply with legal state requirements , including annual filing of Cook County Statement of Economic Interest
• Advocacy

Duties:
• Adopt (and revise) policies to govern library programs and operations
• Adopt Annual Budget and approve monthly warrants
• Participate in annual Director evaluation
• Support our three – five year Strategic Plan and its implementation
• Prepare for and attend library board meetings and committee meetings

Procedure for Interested Future Trustees Microsoft Word Document