Trustee Resources

The Board of Trustees of the Maroa Public Library District (MPLD) meets monthly, on the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm, in the Roberta Persinger Foulke Conference Room.
There are seven (7) elected members who reside within the MPLD.  Terms are for 6 years.  Elections are held in odd numbered years.
Board members are not paid for their service on the Library Board.  For more detailed information, you may reference the Illinois Public Library Trustee Manual.
Duties of the Board of Trustees:
  • Act as liason with the community
  • Policy development
  • Personnel salary/wage review
  • Strategic planning
  • Resource oversight: budget, fundraising
  • Evaluation of building, community service needs
  • Advocacy
  • Employ competent and qualified library director
  • Complete OMA training
  • Fill out economic interest form
The Board governs the library.  The Director and staff manage the library.
Duties of the Library Director:
  1. Technical Adviser to the board: policies, laws
  2. Hiring, training, promotion/dismissal of all staff
  3. Create/revise and implement policies approved by the board
  4. Report regularly on library activities, complete the Annual Report (IPLAR)
  5. Prepare budget in consultation with the board / Finance Committee
  6. Responsible for materials selection
  7. Attend board meetings
  8. Attend professional development opportunities
  9. Join local, state, and national organizations
  10. Active in community organizations

Important Links

Budget

Original/Revised

08/20/2018

Last Reviewed

Monthly

Next Review

Monthly

By-Laws

Original/Revised

11/20/2017

Last Reviewed

12/16/2019

Next Review

November 2020

Circulation Information

Original/Revised

02/20/2017

Last Reviewed

03/18/2019

Next Review

March 2020

Important Dates

Original/Revised

04/15/2019

Last Reviewed

Ongoing

Next Review

April 2020

Long Range Plan

Original/Revised

01/21/2014

Last Reviewed

10/21/2019

Next Review

November 2020

Technology Plan

Original/Revised

10/15/2018

Last Reviewed

10/21/2019

Next Review

October 2020