Maintains a continuing education program and information network for library trustees and encourages citizens' use and support of libraries.

2014-2015 Manager

Jay Kasten
Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL  60069
phone:  847-634-3650
fax:  847-634-8449
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Board Liaison

Rick McCarthy

The Library Trustee Forum Bylaws can be found here.  Information on the Trustee of the Year Award, presented at the ILA Annual Conference every fall, can be found here.

TrusteeTrustee Facts File
The fourth edition of the Trustee Facts File is meant to provide a broad overview of the duties, responsibilities, and tasks of the public library trustee. 

Available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple sites for download to Kindle, Nook, and iPad

Price:  $9.95

Due to requests for a print version, one is available through 

Price:  $20

Administrative Ready Reference
This useful resource contains information on annexation, charitable giving, fee calculation, ordinances, grant planning, and more.  This material was published on CD-ROM, and was made possible by grant funding provided by The Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State using federal LSTA funding.

To view this stand-alone resource, which contains a many downloadable documents, simply click the link below to open a new browser window.

  Administrative Ready Reference

Other Trustee Information
The files listed below are available for download in .pdf format, which requires Acrobat Reader to view. If you don't already have it, you can get it here for free.

  Illinois Libraries Today (4.1 MB)
  Illinois Public Library Statistics (.8 MB)
  The Internet and Our Children (3.2 MB)
  Library Advocacy (.1 MB)
  Privacy and Confidentiality (.4 MB)
  Serving Our Public (.4 MB)