Library Trustee Forum (LTF)

Maintains a continuing education program and information network for library trustees and encourages citizens’ use and support of libraries.


Resolution in Memory of Rose E. Mosley
September 19, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our members, Rose E. Mosley.  A resolution for Rose, written by Peggy Danhof, is available to read here.
Join Us For Trustee Day!
August 19, 2019
Join us for a full day of programming just for you at the 2019 ILA Annual Conference! Trustee Day will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Tinley Park Convention Center.   The day will begin with a co…
Debbie Smart, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Named Trustee of the Year
July 16, 2019
Debbie Smart, President of the Board of Library Trustees at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, is the 2019 Illinois Library Association (ILA) Trustee of the Year Award Recipient. This annual citation is awarded to a public library trustee for ac…

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  1. May 30 2020

    Trustee Forum Meeting

    Saturday, May 30, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm

    Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440

  2. Aug 15 2020

    Trustee Forum Board Meeting

    Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 10:00am–12:00pm

    Bartlett Public Library District, 800 S. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, IL 60103

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The Trusty Trustee 

The ILA Library Trustee Forum newsletter, The Trusty Trustee, serves as a resource for the ILA trustee community (members and non-members) by providing the latest education, information, and news to help trustees successfully perform their duties. 

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Trustee Facts File 

The fourth edition of the Trustee Facts File is meant to provide a broad overview of the duties, responsibilities, and tasks of the public library trustee. Available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple sites for download to Kindle, Nook, and iPad.

Administrative Ready Reference

This useful resource contains information on annexation, charitable giving, fee calculation, ordinances, grant planning, and more. This material was published on CD-ROM, and was made possible by grant funding provided by The Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State using federal LSTA funding.

Trustee Forum Reports

September 2018

November 2018

January 2019

June 2019

November 2019

January 2020

Other Trustee Information

Forum Leadership

  1. Kathryn Lind Caudill Kathryn Lind Caudill, Manager Ela Area Public Library District
  2. Joe Filapek Joe Filapek, Board liaison Trustee at Aurora Public Library
  3. Carol Vaughan Kissane Carol Vaughan Kissane, Member Brookfield Public Library
  4. Dorothy Clark-Smith Dorothy Clark-Smith, Member Bellwood Public Library
  5. Lila Marek Lila Marek, Member Bridgeview Public Library
  6. Lynn DeSmidt Lynn DeSmidt, Member Trustee at Bartlett Public Library District
  7. Percy Harris Percy Harris, Manager-Elect Trustee at Homewood Public Library
  8. Margaret J. Danhof Margaret J. Danhof, Past Manager Fountaindale Public Library District
  9. Cyndi Robinson Cyndi Robinson, Staff liaison Deputy Director at Illinois Library Association
  10. Richard Corbett Richard Corbett, Secretary Fox River Valley Public Library District

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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