Board of Trustees

Board members are elected for six-year terms in consolidated April elections. The Board is governed by the Bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

Our Board of Trustees generally meets at 6:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the Business & Community Center on the second floor. The meetings are open to the public, but room capacity may be limited due to social distancing requirements. All attendees must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and wear a mask unless fully vaccinated. Meetings are livestreamed on our YouTube Events channel.

Please read our policies regarding public comment at Board meetings and remote participation.

Trustees

  • Mark Prosperi, President
  • Gene Griffin, Vice President
  • Shabnam Mahmood, Secretary
  • Mira Barbir
  • Michelle Julaton Mallari
  • Noreen Winningham

Trustee Opening

Our unpaid, nonpartisan Board of Trustees seeks an individual to serve out a term through April 2023. Trustees should be familiar with the community, keep current on library standards and trends, advocate for the library in the community, attend monthly meetings, set policies for the library, and support the director and staff in carrying out library initiatives. Trustees must live in Skokie. 

Please read the following statements to learn more about the library’s vision, mission, goals, and values.

If you appreciate the library’s role in the community and are interested in serving as a trustee, please email a resume and  cover letter. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to reflect our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply.

Meeting agendas

Library Board meetings include an opportunity for public comment in accordance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act and the library’s policy regarding public comment at Board meetings. Public comments may be made in-person at the designated point during a Board meeting. Public comments may also be submitted by emailing the Administrative Assistant to the Director at tellus@skokielibrary.info or by leaving a voicemail at 847-972-5645 by 4:30 pm on the date of the meeting. Comments submitted by email or telephone may be read or played aloud during the public comment portion of the meeting.

If you need any additional assistance to allow you to observe and/or participate in a Board meeting, please contact the Administrative Assistant to the Director by phone at (847) 324-3128 or email at tellus@skokielibrary.info at least 48 hours in advance to allow for the arrangement of reasonable accommodations. Accommodations may include sign language interpretation and language translation.

Meeting minutes

Find Board minutes dating back to 1958 in our online archive.

Upcoming meeting schedule

FY 2021-2022

    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Special Meeting
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - Special Meeting
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022
    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

FY 2022-2023

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    Wednesday, February 8, 2023
    Wednesday, March 8, 2023
    Wednesday, April 12, 2023