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Board of Trustees

Regular Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm in the Conference Room of the Downtown Library, 450 5th Avenue SE, or in the Community Room of the Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd SW. Check the Library’s calendar for location details.
The Board of Library Trustees is a policy-making body and oversees Library management. Board members serve on a volunteer basis.

The Cedar Rapids Public Library Board of Trustees is established by the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code, Chapter 6.

6.02 PUBLIC LIBRARY

(a) Library Trustees. The free public library of the City of Cedar Rapids, including the free public library building, bookmobiles and branch libraries, shall be under the control and direction of a Board of Library Trustees, which shall have the powers and duties prescribed by law.

(b) Appointment. The Board of Library Trustees for the Cedar Rapids Public Library, hereafter referred to as the trustees, shall consist of 9 members to be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Council.

Regular Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 4 pm in the Conference Room of the Downtown Library, 450 5th Avenue SE, or in the Community Room of the Ladd Library, 3750 Williams Blvd SW. Check the Library’s calendar for location details.
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Harriet Kalinsky

President
Member of Foundation Board
Friends Liaison

Appointed: July 30, 2008
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

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Matthew Wilding

Vice President
Member of Foundation Board

Appointed: October 14, 2009
Term Expires: June 30, 2018

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Jade DeLang Hart

Board Member
Advocacy Committee Chair
Friends Liaison

Appointed: June 30, 2011
Term Expires: June 30, 2018

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Hilery Livengood

Board Member
Personnel & Policy Committee Chair

Appointed: July 30, 2008
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

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Joe Lock

Board Member

Appointed: January 17, 2007
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

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Susan McDermott

Board Member
Member of the Foundation Board

Appointed: January 17, 2007
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

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Randy Ramlo

Board Member
Finance Committee Chair

Appointed: July 1, 2014
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

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Mary Sharp

Board Member

Appointed: July 1, 2016
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

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Clint Twedt-Ball

Board Member

Appointed: July 1, 2016
Term Expires: June 30, 2018

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a City program, service, or activity, should contact Jessica Musil, Library Administrative Assistant, at 319.261.READ or email musilj@crlibrary.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the meeting.