June 27, 2024: Board of Library Trustees engage Koya Partners for executive director search

At the June 25 regular meeting, the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees voted to engage the professional search firm of Koya Partners to conduct a national search for the Library’s next executive director. It is expected that the Board and Koya will schedule an initial kick-off meeting within the next two to four weeks. A … Read more

May 10, 2024: Request for proposals: Executive search services

The Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees (the Board) issued a Request for Proposals for qualified vendors to assist the Board in identifying the next Executive Director of the Oak Park Public Library. The Board seeks a partner to help identify an Executive Director to ensure that the library’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities … Read more

March 16, 2024: An important message from the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees

This is an updated version of the statement that was read at the conclusion of the March 16 Special Board Meeting. Watch the meeting here. At a special meeting today, with regret, the Oak Park Public Library Board of Trustees voted to terminate the employment of Executive Director Joslyn Bowling Dixon, who joined the Library in … Read more

February 2, 2024: Statement from the Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees acknowledges there have been multiple examples of damage caused to the Oak Park area community, to our community partners, and to members of the Oak Park Public Library staff, and that we have much work to do to rebuild the broken trust. We apologize for the relationships that have been … Read more

Joslyn Bowling Dixon is library’s new executive director

Joslyn Bowling Dixon

Today is the first official day for the library’s new executive director, Joslyn Bowling Dixon. Last month, the Board of Library Trustees was thrilled to formally announce its unanimous vote to hire Joslyn as the library’s next executive director. Joslyn assumes the role from Interim Executive Director Lori Pulliam, who stepped up after previous Executive … Read more

Resolution in Support of Library Staff, Collections, and Programming

Approved by the Board of Library Trustees on October 6, 2022 Whereas the Oak Park Public Library adheres to the American Library Association Freedom to Read Statement; Whereas the Oak Park Public Library adheres to the American Library Association Freedom to View Statement; Whereas the Oak Park Public Library has Collection Strategy Statement that was … Read more

Susanne Fairfax appointed to Board of Library Trustees

Suzanne-Fairfax

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Library Trustees appointed Oak Park resident Susanne Fairfax to fill its current vacant seat. Fairfax is invited to the board’s July 24 strategic planning session. She will be formally installed as a trustee for the special two-year position at its July 27 regular meeting. ‘Ability to re-envision and … Read more

Board welcomes new trustees, celebrates accomplishments of outgoing trustees

Virginia Bloom-Scheirer and Colleen Burns Swearing In

At its May 21 meeting, the Board of Library Trustees welcomed two new trustees: Virginia Bloom-Scheirer (left); and Colleen Burns (right), both sworn in to their elected official positions by Village Clerk Vicki Scaman (also pictured above in both photos). The Board also recognizes two outgoing trustees, Janet Kelenson and Carmenza Millan. Read the approved resolutions … Read more