About the Library Board of Directors

The Salt Lake City Public Library System is governed by a nine-member volunteer Board of Directors, all of whom must be residents of Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake City Mayor recommends potential board members to the City Council for their consideration. An individual is appointed to the Library Board only after being approved by a vote of the City Council. To apply for membership on the Library Board, please visit Salt Lake City's Board and Commissions page for application instructions: slcgov.com/bc/membership.

Board members are appointed for a term of three years. At the end of the first term, the City Council may reappoint the member to a second term. An individual may serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. At the end of two consecutive terms, the member must go off the library board for at least one year before serving again.

Every effort is made to appoint individuals from all areas of the city who represent the range of cultures and backgrounds that make up Salt Lake City.




Current Board Members

  • Emilie Charles, President
  • Luana Chilelli, Vice President
  • Denise Thornhill, Secretary
  • Alberta Comer
  • Pete Giacoma
  • Nathaniel Salazar
  • Kevin Werner
  • Holly M. Yocom



Board Meetings

Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.




Agendas, Minutes, & Recordings 2014

Oct 27, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Sep 22, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Aug 25, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
July 28, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
June 16, 2014* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
May 19, 2014* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Apr 28, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Mar 24, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Feb 24, 2014 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Jan 22, 2014* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording

Agendas, Minutes, & Recordings 2013

Dec 2013 | NO MEETING
Nov 25, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Oct 28, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Sep 23, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Aug 26, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
July 22, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
July 12, 2013* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
June 24, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
June 17, 2013* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
May 30, 2013* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
May 24, 2013* | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
May 20, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Apr 22, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Mar 28, 2013 | Agenda | Minutes | Recording
Feb 25, 2013 | Minutes | Recording
Jan 28, 2013 | Minutes | Recording

Minutes & Recordings 2012

Dec 17, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Nov 15, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Oct 25, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Sep 20, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Sep 11, 2012* | Minutes | Recording
Aug 16, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Jul 26, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Jul 17, 2012* | Minutes | Recording
Jun 28, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
May 17, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Apr 26, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Mar 22, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Feb 16, 2012 | Minutes | Recording
Jan 19, 2012 | Minutes | Recording

Minutes & Recordings 2011

Dec 15, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Nov 17, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Oct 28, 2011* | Minutes | Recording
Oct 20, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Sep 29, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Aug 18, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Jul 21, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Jun 16, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Jun 4, 2011* | Minutes | Recording
May 19, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Apr 21, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Mar 17, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Feb 17, 2011 | Minutes | Recording
Jan 20, 2011 | Minutes | Recording

*Special Board Meeting


2012 Performance Audit

On October 28, 2011, the Library Board requested that the Salt Lake City Council conduct a Performance Audit of the Salt Lake City Public Library "to examine the Library's management systems and procedures to assess whether the Library is achieving economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the use of the Library's resources."

Management Partners was contracted to conduct the Performance Audit. The audit was published on July 13, 2012, and can be downloaded here: Salt Lake City Public Library Performance Audit (revised July 20, 2012).




2012 Benefits and Compensation Survey

Carter Consulting was contracted to conduct a benefits and compensation study by the Salt Lake City Public Library. Jill Carter delivered the results of this research to the Library Board in July 2012. The study can be found here: Salt Lake City Public Library 2012 Benefits and Compensation Survey.