Library Board of Trustees

The Matteson Area Public Library’s Board of Trustees is the governing body of the library. The Board is composed of seven members elected to a staggered six year term by the general public.The Board is responsible for establishing policies governing the library programs and usage; Overseeing the budget and financial administration; Revising policies when needed to improve or expand services; Formulating and reviewing long range plans for future development and expansion of services when the needs of the library so indicate; and Actively advocating for library support at both the local and state levels.

The Board appoints the Library Director, who is responsible for the administration of the Library. The Library has a departmental structure, with advisory teams established along general library functions. The heads of the departments report to the Director and supervise the staffs and functions of their departments.

All meetings are open to the public.

You may contact the Board of Trustees at board-of-trustees@mapld.org

Board Members

Howard Hunigan, President
Term Ends: April 2027
Email Howard Hunigan

Harold Gillis, Vice-President
Term Ends: April 2027
Email Harold Gillis

Andrea Williams, Secretary
Term Ends: April 2025
Email Andrea Williams

Beverly Coleman, Treasurer
Term Ends: April 2025
Email Beverly Coleman

Temitope Babayode, Trustee
Term Ends: April 2023
Email Temitope Babayode

Jonathan Currin, Trustee
Term Ends: April 2025
Email Jonathan Curran

Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

2 Year Term Opening

Interested candidates can send a letter to apply showing interest in the position, stating that they want to apply and include their contact information. Qualified candidates must have lived in the library district for at least one year.

A person is not eligible to serve as a library trustee whom, is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the library district or has been convicted in any court located in the United State of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.

Deadline to apply is May 18.

Library Board Policy Manual

The board, as the Matteson Area Public Library District, MAPLD, governing body, is entrusted with the authority to establish policy for the governance of MAPLD. Board policy establishes the parameters and guidelines for board members, committees, management, and staff.

View Library Board Policy Manual

View Library Board By-Laws

Annual Schedule of Meetings

Individuals wishing to access Board meetings are requested to contact the Library Administration 36 hours in advance in order to receive an invite to Zoom access, if applicable.

Ordinance No. . 4-1964-2021-003 – Board of Trustee Regular Meeting Dates

The annual schedule of meetings is posted each year after the annual meeting.

Be it resolved that Board meetings are normally scheduled on the Tuesday following the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the downstairs Meeting Room, on the following dates:

  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • November 10, 2020
  • December 15, 2020
  • Moved to January 19, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
  • April 13, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • June 15, 2021
  • July 13, 2021

This resolution is effective immediately upon adoption.

Adopted at the Regular Meeting, July 11, 2020.

Posted: July 12, 2020