Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees is, by state law, the governing body of the Library. The powers delegated to the Board are, therefore, a public trust.

The Board is the policy-making body of the Library, and is responsible for determination of the use of the building and property, personnel policies, as well as preparation and control of the budget.

There are seven to nine trustees, five to seven of whom (four must be residents of Madison) are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the governing body to serve for a term of five years each. The remaining two ex-officio members are the Mayor and the Superintendent of Schools. Either ex-officio member may appoint an alternate to attend Board meetings.

The Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month (summer schedule varies) in the Chase Auditorium. At their annual reorganization meeting, the members elect a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. The President then appoints each Trustee to focus on specific area(s) of responsibility.

Board of Trustees 2019

Office Appointee Term
President Thomas P. Bintinger 1/1/16 – 12/31/20
Vice-President Mary Beth Hansbury 2/9/15 – 12/31/19
Secretary Louise Easton 1/1/18 – 12/31/23
Treasurer David Luber 1/1/17 – 12/31/21
Trustee Rachel Barry 1/1/18 – 12/31/22
Trustee James E. Schessler 1/1/17 – 12/31/21
Trustee Thomas Haralampoudis 1/1/16 – 12/31/20
Mayor of Madison – Ex Officio Robert H. Conley 1/1/16 – 12/31/19
Liaison to the Superintendent of Schools Daniel Ross 10/10/19 –


Meeting Dates – 2019

The Board of Trustee meetings begin at 7:30 pm in the Library’s Chase Auditorium. The meetings are open to the public.

Thursday January 10
Thursday February 14
Thursday March 14
Thursday April 11
Thursday May 9
Thursday June 13
Thursday July 11
Thursday September 12
Thursday October 10
Thursday November 14
Thursday December 12

Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

The Board meets regularly on the second Thursday of every month (summer schedule varies) in the Library Director’s office. The public is invited to attend.

2017 Library Board Minutes

2016 Library Board Minutes

2015 Library Board Minutes

2014 Library Board Minutes

2013 Library Board Minutes

2012 Library Board Minutes