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.

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) 261-7323 or email musilj@crlibrary.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the meeting.

Board Members

Clint Twedt-Ball

Clint Twedt-Ball
President
Member of the Foundation Board
Appointed:
July 1, 2016
Term Expires:
June 30, 2024

Monica Challenger

Monica Challenger
Vice-President
Finance Chair & Member of the Foundation Board
Appointed:
July 1, 2018
Term Expires:
June 30, 2026

Hassan Selim

Hassan Selim
Board Member
Appointed:
July 1, 2017
Term Expires:
June 30, 2028

Jade Hart

Jade Hart
Board Member
Westside Project Committee Chair & Member of the Foundation Board
Appointed:
June 30, 2017
Term Expires:
June 30, 2024

Rafael Jacobo

Rafael Jacobo
Board Member
Advocacy Committee Chair
Appointed:
July 1, 2020
Term Expires:
June 30, 2026

Susan McDermott

Susan McDermott
Board Member
Personnel and Policy Chair
Appointed:
January 17, 2007
Term Expires:
June 30, 2028