Library Trustee Forum (LTF)

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


Katrina Arnold, Broadview Public Library District, Named Trustee of the Year Award
August 17, 2018
Katrina Arnold, trustee at the Broadview Public Library District, is the 2018 ILA Trustee of the Year Award Recipient. Presented by ILA’s Trustee Forum and sponsored by Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd., this annual citatio…

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  1. Mar 9 2019

    Springfield Trustee Workshop

    Saturday, Mar 9, 2019 9:00am–3:00pm

    Illinois State Library, 300 S Second Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701

  2. Mar 16 2019

    Oak Brook Trustee Workshop

    Saturday, Mar 16, 2019 8:00am–3:30pm

    Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523

  3. May 18 2019

    Trustee Forum Meeting

    Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00am–12:00pm

    Fox River Valley Public Library District, 555 Barrington Rd., East Dundee, IL 60118

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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.

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Forum Leadership

  1. Jay Kasten Jay Kasten, Manager Trustee at Vernon Area Public Library District
  2. Sarah Keister Armstrong Sarah Keister Armstrong, Board liaison Sarah Keister Armstrong & Associates, LLC
  3. Carol Vaughan Kissane Carol Vaughan Kissane, Member Brookfield Public Library
  4. Donald L. Roalkvam Donald L. Roalkvam, Member Indian Trails Public Library District
  5. Dorothy Clark-Smith Dorothy Clark-Smith, Member Bellwood Public Library
  6. Lila Marek Lila Marek, Member Bridgeview Public Library
  7. Lynn DeSmidt Lynn DeSmidt, Member Trustee at Bartlett Public Library District
  8. Percy Harris Percy Harris, Member Trustee at Homewood Public Library
  9. Richard Corbett Richard Corbett, Member Fox River Valley Public Library District
  10. Rose E. Mosley Rose E. Mosley, Member Maywood Public Library District
  11. Kathryn Lind Caudill Kathryn Lind Caudill, Manager-Elect Ela Area Public Library District
  12. Margaret J. Danhof Margaret J. Danhof, Past Manager Fountaindale Public Library District

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