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Board of Trustees

The Library is governed by an elected seven member board, who serve six-year terms. Through long-range planning, the Board of Trustees ensures that high quality services and materials are available to patrons of the District.

Regular Library Board of Trustees Meetings are held in the Commons Meeting Room of the Niles-Maine District Library at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. 

Public comments may be delivered in-person or by emailing them to Executive Director Susan Dove Lempke by 5:30 p.m. on the day of the board meeting to be read. Public Comment policy allows for 30 minutes of comments, with a limit of five minutes per speaker. Priority will be given to speakers who come in-person, but written comments will be read aloud if there is time remaining. 

Regular Board Meeting

The Regular Board Meeting will be held in the Commons Meeting Room of the Niles-Maine District Library on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. View the agenda here.

Access the virtual board meeting via Facebook Live or Zoom here and use passcode 911352. Dial in with your phone using 312-626-6799 followed by 93038938038#.

Special Board Meeting

The Special Board Meeting will be held in the Commons Meeting Room of the Niles-Maine District Library on Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. View the agenda here. Streaming information coming soon.

 

Contact Information

Email the Board

To leave a voice message for the Board, call 847-663-6650. Your message will be automatically distributed to each Board member.

Board Members

Carolyn Drblik, President

Term Expires: 2025

Email | 847-663-6654

Training Certificate of Completion (Open Meetings Act)

 

Name three words that describe you.
Innovative, Compassionate, Trustworthy

Name three words that describe our Library.
Enlightening, Friendly, Evolving

Why did you want to be a trustee?
I became a trustee to provide a viable, sustainable library through collaboration with staff, residents and trustees.

Olivia Hanusiak, Vice President

Term Expires: 2027

Email | 847-663-6652

Suzanne Schoenfeldt, Secretary

Term Expires: 2027

Email | 847-663-6657

 


Name three words that describe you.

Determined, Creative, Resilient

Name three words that describe our Library.
Educational, Place to Dream, Empowering

Why did you want to be a trustee?
I feel it was my civic responsibility to advocate for a strong library community. Volunteering is a key part of my life, and the ability to connect and dedicate my time is what initially drew me to the position. Personal satisfaction comes from working for, and with people of the community. This way we are able to mutually establish goals and work together to continue to make the Niles Maine Library a great place to be.

Joe Makula, Treasurer

Term Expires: 2023

Email | 847-663-6656

Becky Keane-Adams, Trustee

Term Expires: 2023

Email | 847-663-6651

 

Name three words that describe you.
Compassionate, Diligent, Resilient

Name three words that describe our Library.
Safe, Indispensable, Equalizing

Why did you want to be a trustee?

I want to serve Niles by ensuring that our Library continues to be a place for all. I envision it as a welcoming place for young and old, a top-notch tech center, an educational support system, and a safe gathering place. As a trustee, it is my honor to safeguard our Library's resources and our community's interests.

Dianne Olson, Trustee

Term Expires: 2023

Email | 847-663-6655

Training Certificate of Completion (Open Meetings Act)

 

Name three words that describe you.
Patient, Reliable, Conscientious

Name three words that describe our Library.
Welcoming, Diversified, Powerful

Why did you want to be a trustee?
To be a trustee is to ensure that NMDL continues to offer great services that enrich our community!

Patti Rozanski, Trustee

Term Expires: 2027

Email | 847-663-6653

Training Certficiate of Completion (Open Meetings Act)

 

Name three words that describe you.
Enthusiastic, Caring, Energetic

Name three words that describe our Library.
Empowering, Enlightening, Fantastic

Why did you want to be a trustee?
I am loyal to the Library and I care about helping it serve its residents.