Monroe County Public Library is under the direction of a seven-member board of trustees who serve without pay. Board members are appointed for four-year staggered terms: two by the County Commissioners, three by the School Corporations, and two by the County Council.
|Members||Appointing Authority||Term begins||Term ends|
|Valerie Merriam||President||Monroe County Community School Corporation||2-1-2015|
|John A. Walsh||Vice President||County Council||2-1-2014||1-31-2018|
|David Ferguson||Treasurer||Monroe County Commissioners||2-1-2012||1-31-2016|
|Fred Risinger||Secretary||County Council||1-25-2015||1-31-2019|
|Kari Isaacson Esarey||Trustee||Monroe County Community School Corporation||4-1-2013||1-31-2017|
|Katherine Loser||Trustee||County Commissioners||8-7-2015||1-31-2018|
|Melissa Pogue||Trustee||Richland Bean Blossom Community School Corporation||2-1-2013||1-31-2017|
Regular meetings: Third Wednesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. in Meeting Room 1B, first floor.
The board is the policy-making body of the Library and determines such matters as hours open, holidays, vacations, salaries, and also works with the Director in preparing the Library budget. The board hires and advises the Director in the operation of the Library. The board meets monthly; meetings are open to the public. Meeting agenda with time and location are posted in various locations in the library 48 hours in advance. Meetings are cablecast live on the government channel of Community Access Television Services (CATS ).