Board of Trustees

Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees

The Rock Island Public Library is governed by a nine-member volunteer Board of Trustees, appointed by the Mayor of Rock Island. The Board is responsible for hiring the library director, setting library policy, and approving the annual budget. Members must reside in Rock Island.

  • To contact the board, please call the library director at 309-732-7300 or send an email.
  • Regular board meetings start at 5:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month at the Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, 2nd Floor.
  • Meetings are posted on this page and in our events calendar.
  • Time provided at meetings for brief public comment.
  • Meeting agendas and minutes are also posted here.

Meeting Dates

Library Board of Trustees meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. Time is available for public comment during the meeting.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Library Board of Trustees meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. Time is available for public comment during the meeting.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Library Board of Trustees meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. Time is available for public comment during the meeting.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Library Board of Trustees meeting

5:00pm - 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Downtown Community Room
Program Type: Board Meeting
Event Details:
Monthly meeting of the Rock Island Public Library Board of Trustees. Time is available for public comment during the meeting.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

RIPL Trustees

Jenni Swanson

Board President
Term Expiration Year
April 2025

Elizabeth Russell

Vice-President
Term Expiration Year
April 2026

Deborah Freiburg

Secretary and Treasurer
Term Expiration Year
April 2026

Eudell Watts, III

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2025

Jo Noon

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2026

Karen Phillips

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2024

Patrick D. Mahar

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2024

Dr. Yolanda Grandberry Pugh

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2024

Jacki Nelson

Trustee
Term Expiration Year
April 2025

Join the Board

Interested in serving on the library board of trustees? Please complete the application linked below and return it to:

Mayor's Office
Rock Island City Hall
1528 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Regular Meeting Agendas

Title Date File
April 2024 Board Meeting Agenda View Document
March 2024 Board Meeting Agenda View Document
February 2024 Board Meeting Agenda View Document
January 2024 Board Meeting Agenda View Document
December 2023 Board of Trustees Agenda View Document
November 2023 Board Meeting Agenda View Document

Special & Committee Meeting Agendas

Title Date File
April 2024 Community & Planning Committee Agenda View Document
February 2024 Community & Planning Committee Meeting View Document
February 2024 Personnel & Policy Committee View Document
January 2024 Art & Facilities Committee Agenda View Document
December 2023 Personnel & Policy Committee Agenda View Document
November 2023 Personnel & Policy Committee Agenda View Document

Approved Board Minutes

Title Date File
March 2024 Board Meeting Minutes View Document
February 2024 Board Meeting Minutes View Document
February 2024 Personnel & Policy Committee Minutes View Document
February 2024 Community & Planning Committee Minutes View Document
January 2024 Art & Facilities Committee Minutes View Document
January 2024 Board Meeting Minutes View Document
December 2023 Personnel & Policy Committee Minutes View Document
December 2023 Board of Trustees Minutes View Document
November 2023 Personnel & Policy Committee Minutes View Document
November 2023 Board Meeting Minutes View Document
October 2023 Meeting Minutes View Document

Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District

The Rock Island Public Library also provides services by contract to residents living within the taxing district of the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District. Residents of these areas receive a Rock Island Library card with full access to all library services and materials. Board members are elected officials.

The Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at 4 pm during the months of January, April, May, June, July, August, September, and a special meeting the third Thursday at 4 pm, in November at the Southwest Library, 9010 Ridgewood Road. Meetings of the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District are posted on this page and in our events calendar.

To contact the Milan-Blackhawk Area Public Library District board of trustees, please call the library director at 309-732-7300 or send an email.

MBAPLD Trustees

Elizabeth Bouslough

President

Donna Abolt

Treasurer

Tari Weeks

Secretary

Bill Favri

Trustee

Connie Schwab

Trustee

Michele Sharp

Trustee

Mary Lundquist

Trustee

MBAPLD Financial Reports