FOR COMMENT - Large Library Representative

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The SHARE Executive Council is reviewing the governance structure. One challenge the group faces is the structure of representation for public libraries as SHARE governance is currently written. Right now, public library representation includes:

  • Small Public Library Representative (Population less than 10,000)
  • Medium Public Library Representative (Population 10,001-50,000)
  • Large Public Library Representative (Population 50,001 or more)

Only one library fits the description of a large public library. That limits the volunteers that are able to serve on the SHARE Executive Council, due to both term limits and due to leadership in other committees.

Would you support changing the definition, as follows:

  • Small Public Library Representative (Population less than 10,000)
  • Medium Public Library Representative (Population 10,001-35,000)
  • Large Public Library Representative (Population 35,001 or more)

Attached you will find a population list for our libraries, based on the most recent IPLAR. Please submit your thoughts for member comment.


LIBRARY Service Population
Patoka Public Library 584
Herrick Township Public Library 626
Golconda Public Library 668
Elkhart Public Library District 704
Kinmundy Public Library 796
Ogden Rose Public Library 810
Weldon Public Library District 832
Willow Branch Township Library 839
DeLand Goose Creek District Library 852
West Salem Public Library 897
Coulterville Public Library 945
Kansas Community Memorial Library 1003
Wayne City Kissner Public Library 1032
Vance Township Library 1057
Greenfield Public Library 1071
Dry Point Township Library 1093
Stonington Township Public Library 1131
Piper City Public Library District 1149
Royalton Public Library 1151
Rosiclare Memorial Public Library 1160
Newman Regional Library District 1169
Kitchell Memorial Library 1223
Sidney Community Library 1233
Shawneetown Public Library 1239
Chrisman Public Library 1343
Worden Public Library District 1392
Hartford Public Library District 1429
Vienna Public Library 1434
Clifton Public Library 1468
Windsor Storm Memorial Public Library District 1474
Williamsville Public Library 1476
Blue Ridge Township Public Library 1480
Divernon Township Library 1510
Roxana Public Library District 1542
Frank Bertetti Benld Public Library 1556
Elwood Township Carnegie Library 1647
Groff Memorial Library & Museum 1666
Roodhouse Public Library 1772
Cissna Park Community Library District 1826
Sheldon Public Library District 1840
Lovington Public Library District 1843
Assumption Public Library District 1858
Doyle Public Library District 1888
Venice Public Library 1890
Ashley Public Library District 1907
Dongola Public Library 1907
Germantown Public Library District 1923
Sidell District Library 1924
Sesser Public Library 1931
Philo Public Library District 1954
Sumpter Township Library 1980
Albion Public Library 1988
Athens Municipal Library 1988
Onarga Community Public Library District 2052
Mt. Olive Public Library 2099
Illiopolis/Niantic Public Library District 2233
Petersburg Public Library 2260
South Macon Public Library District 2263
Altamont Public Library 2319
Palestine Public Library District 2370
Christopher Public Library 2382
Galatia Public Library District 2384
Bement Public Library District 2399
Martinsville Public Library District 2401
Greenup Township Public Library 2413
Blue Mound Memorial Library District 2447
Milford District Library 2452
Girard Township Library 2466
Carrollton Public Library 2484
Valmeyer Public Library District 2549
Atwood‐Hammond Public Library District 2604
Marrowbone Public Library District 2629
Trenton Public Library 2715
Carrier Mills‐Stonefort Public Library District 2730
Moweaqua Public Library District 2819
Mt. Pulaski Public Library District 2860
Maroa Public Library District 2869
Nokomis Public Library 2939
Gilman‐Danforth District Library 3032
White Hall Township Library 3040
Rick Warren Memorial Public Library District 3108
Mason City Public Library District 3203
Neoga Public Library District 3210
Nashville Public Library 3258
Case‐Halstead Public Library 3281
Catlin Public Library District 3300
Gillespie Public Library 3319
New Baden Public Library 3349
Marissa Public Library 3363
Hope Welty Public Library District 3420
Riverton Village Library 3455
Georgetown Public Library 3474
Forsyth Public Library 3490
Johnston City Public Library 3543
Tri‐City Public Library District 3652
Red Bud Public Library 3698
Madison Public Library 3891
Marshall Public Library 3933
Barclay Public Library District 3956
Casey Township Library 3958
New Athens District Library 3983
Millstadt Library 4011
Camargo Township District Library 4047
Argenta‐Oreana Public Library District‐‐Argenta Library 4138
Sherman Public Library District 4148
Sparta Public Library 4302
Bunker Hill Public Library District 4337
Lebanon Public Library 4418
Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library 4440
Breese Public Library 4442
Norris City Memorial Public Library District 4472
Paxton Carnegie Library 4473
Tuscola Public Library 4480
Steeleville Area Public Library District 4698
Shelbyville Public Library 4700
West Sangamon Public Library District 4737
Central Citizens` Library District 4755
Auburn Public Library 4771
Caseyville Public Library District 4772
Smithton Public Library District 4807
Flora Public Library 5070
Grand Prairie of the West Public Library District 5096
Staunton Public Library 5139
Fairfield Public Library 5154
Newton Public Library District 5170
Carmi Public Library 5240
Watseka Public Library 5255
Centreville Public Library 5309
Arcola Public Library District 5340
Moyer District Library 5402
Arthur Public Library District 5616
Pinckneyville Public Library 5648
Carnegie‐Schuyler Library 5847
St. Joseph Township‐Swearingen Memorial Library 5876
Allerton Public Library 5906
Carlinville Public Library 5917
Freeburg Area Library District 6102
DuQuoin Public Library 6109
St. Elmo Public Library District 6139
Oakwood Public Library District 6147
Metropolis Public Library 6537
Greenville Public Library 7000
Daugherty Public Library District 7094
Eldorado Memorial Public Library District 7232
Mt. Carmel Public Library 7284
Crab Orchard Public Library District 7408
Mascoutah Public Library 7483
Bryan‐Bennett Library 7485
Sallie Logan Public Library 7970
Rochester Public Library District 7993
West Frankfort Public Library 8182
Jerseyville Public Library 8465
Chester Public Library 8586
Paris Carnegie Public Library 8837
Olney Public Library 9115
Brighton Memorial Library District 9504
Hoopeston Public Library District 9683
Columbia Public Library 9707
Morrison‐Talbott Library 9811
Maryville Community Library District 9912
Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library 9919
Benton Public Library District 10170
Wood River Public Library 10657
Taylorville Public Library 11246
Anne West Lindsey District Library 11309
Evans Public Library District 11481
Tolono Public Library District 11675
Vespasian Warner Public Library District 12087
East Alton Public Library District 12180
Effingham Public Library 12328
Westville Public Library District 12499
Herrin City Library 12501
Mahomet Public Library District 12623
Mt. Zion District Library 12682
Glen Carbon Centennial Library 12934
Rantoul Public Library 12941
Harrisburg Public Library District 13070
Tri‐Township Public Library District 13215
Stinson Memorial Public Library District 14068
Lincoln Public Library District 14504
Cahokia Public Library District 15241
Robinson Public Library District 15437
Chatham Area Public Library District 15565
Bethalto Public Library District 15828
Lawrence Public Library District 16833
Fairview Heights Public Library 17078
Marion Carnegie Library 17193
Mattoon Public Library 18555
Charleston Carnegie Public Library 21838
Edwardsville Public Library 24293
Carbondale Public Library 25902
East St. Louis Public Library 27006
O'Fallon Public Library 28359
Centralia Regional Library District 29132
Danville Public Library 33027
Mississippi Valley Public Library District 35129
C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District 37918
Six Mile Regional Library District‐‐Delmar Avenue 43757
Belleville Public Library 44478
Hayner Public Library District 49374
Decatur Public Library 75407

Comments

Looks good to me!

I agree with the new numbers. 

Seems logical.  

The new numbers still look a bit narrow for the largest library category- only a handful would fall into that group.  However, as we grow and expand as an organization these new numbers will be a good starting point.  Thank you!

Looks good.

I agree witht he new numbers.

Changing the numbers seems logical to me.  Could the Population of the Medium Public Library Representative be 10,000-25,000 and then the Large group be 25,001+?  

(Just a thought.)

I think the large number could be 25,001 or 30,000 in population.