Meet Your Trustees

The Helen M. Plum Memorial Library District has three openings on the Library’s
Board of Trustees in 2015.
Each opening is for a 4-year term.

What is involved in being a library trustee?

The library Board of Trustees is composed of seven residents of the Library district who are registered voters. They are elected in staggered 4-year terms. The Board meets once a month at the library on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

The Board has five standing committees:

  • Building and Grounds
  • Community Relations
  • Director Relations
  • Policy
  • Strategic Planning

Routine duties of board members are to:

  • Vote to approve the financial report and payment of bills
  • Approve all expenditures over $10,000
  • Vote on questions of policy
  • Evaluate the Director on an annual basis

If you are interested in working with the new Helen Plum Memorial Library Director to move the library forward, stop by the Adult Services desk to pick up your packet.

Your completed packet may be dropped off beginning Monday, December 15th, at 9am at the Library's Business Office. Completed packets will be accepted at the Library's Business Office until Monday, December 22nd, at 5pm.

Questions? Please call Director Barb Kruser at 630-627-0316 ext. 265.


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Trustee Biographies

Ginny Bio Photo
Virginia (Ginny) Carlson

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2005-2017
Current Board Position:
Board President

I have lived in Lombard for 39 years, am married, and have two adult children. I have a B.S. and M.Ed from the University of Illinois at Champaign. I am a retired high school teacher, and taught mainly in the Glenbard system, and also at Tinley Park High School. In the community, I am a member of the PEO, the Lombard Garden Club, the First United Methodist Church, and am a Master Gardener.

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Gary Brenniman

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2003-2005, 2007-2015
Current Board Positions:
Board Vice President; Chair, Audit Committee; Chair, Director Relations Committee

I have lived in Lombard for 37 years, am married and have two daughters. I have a B.S. in Biology and Math, an M.S. in Biology, a Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) and a Ph.D in Environmental Science, and I am a retired university professor. In the community, I have served on District 87’s Student Performance and Achievement Committee, and am a Trustee for the First United Methodist Church.

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Sue Wiggins

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2005-2017
Current Board Positions:
Board Secretary; Alternate Chair, Community Relations Committee; Alternate Chair, Policy Committee; Member, Director Relations Committee

I have lived in Lombard all my life, and am married and have a grown son. I attended Glenbard East High School, and have a liberal arts degree from Bethany Junior College. I work as a legal secretary. In the community, I belong to the Keepsake Ornament Collectors Club, and the Yulelog Ornament Club.

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Jason Brandt

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2011-2017
Current Board Positions:
Board Treasurer; Chair, Strategic Planning Committee; Alternate Chair, Building and Grounds Committee

I have lived in Lombard for 14 years, am married and have three children. I have a B.A. from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Dayton University, and I work as a Technical Specialist for a software company.

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John T. Larkin, Jr.

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2011-2017
Current Board Positions:
Chair, Building and Grounds Committee; Alternate Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

I have lived in Lombard for 27 years, have been married for 24 years, and am raising four children. I attended Glenbard North High School and College of DuPage, and now work for Addison School District 4. I have served on the Village of Lombard’s Transportation and Safety Committee, and enjoy railroading as a hobby.

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Jill McWilliams

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2011-2015
Current Board Positions:
Chair, Community Relations Committee; Member, Audit Committee; Member, Director Relations Committee

I have lived in Lombard for 20 years, and have four children. I earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree of English studies from Elmhurst College. I have been working at Elmhurst College since 2003, and currently serve as director of foundation and government relations. I serve on the board of the West Suburban Philanthropic Network, and had been involved for many years in the PTA when my children were younger.

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Allison Pinkett-Floyd

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Term of office as a Library Trustee: 2013-2015
Current Board Positions:
Chair, Policy Committee; Member, Audit Committee

I am a 20-year resident of Lombard, have been married for 22 years and have one college-age daughter and one Dalmatian named Kipper. For the past 11 years. I've been a teacher at a local private school and before that, spent 14 years in the insurance industry. I have a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College. I serve as treasurer for the P.E.A.C.E chapter of Toastmasters International and enjoy gardening, movies and playing with our puppy in my free time.

Committee Assignments 2013-2015

Audit Committee:

  • Chair: Gary Brenniman
  • Jill McWilliams
  • Allison Pinkett-Floyd

Building and Grounds Committee:

  • Chair: John Larkin
  • Alternate: Jason Brandt
  • Al Lewek
  • Tom Westerkamp
  • Joe Wywrot

Community Relations Committee:

  • Chair: Jill McWilliams
  • Alternate: Sue Wiggins
  • Brigitte O’Brien
  • Sharon Rakowski
  • Melissa Schmitz
  • Cindy Ward

Director Relations Committee:

  • Chair: Gary Brenniman
  • Jill McWilliams
  • Sue Wiggins

Policy Committee:

  • Chair: Allison Pinkett-Floyd
  • Alternate: Sue Wiggins
  • Wayne Kankovsky
  • Gerald Konrardy
  • Jennifer McIntosh
  • Bijal Patel
  • Kim Vererka

Strategic Planning Committee:

  • Chair: Jason Brandt
  • Alternate: John Larkin
  • Glenellen Campbell
  • Shameem Habiba
  • Tiffany Jordan

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