Board of Trustees

The Oswego Public Library District is governed by seven elected officials serving four year terms. The Trustees set library policy and represent constituents.

Name Email Term Expires
Terry Tamblyn, President 4/2025
Pete Wallers, Vice President 4/2025
Terry Friedman, Treasurer 4/2027
Jim Connon, Secretary 4/2025
Christine Diehl, Trustee 4/2027
James Marter, Trustee 4/2025
Emily Ramirez, Trustee 4/2027

Comments/suggestions for Trustees may be sent to


Board meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Location of regular meetings switch between library buildings. There are no board meetings in December or July. The meetings are open to the public.

Meeting dates for fiscal year ending June 30, 2024:

Date Location
August 23, 2023 Montgomery Meeting Room
September 27, 2023 Oswego Meeting Room
October 25, 2023 Montgomery Meeting Room
November 15, 2023* Oswego Meeting Room
January 24, 2024 Montgomery Meeting Room
February 28, 2024 Oswego Meeting Room
March 20, 2024* Montgomery Meeting Room
April 24, 2024 Oswego Meeting Room
May 22, 2024 Montgomery Meeting Room
June 26, 2024 Oswego Meeting Room

*This meeting is being held on the third Wednesday of the month.




Summary of the Act: What does the Act require?

Under the Freedom of Information Act, public records are presumed to be open and accessible. The principal mandate of the Act provides that “each public body shall make available to any person for inspection or copying all public records.”

Sarah Skilton, Library Director, is responsible for responding to requests. Requests should be sent to her attention at Oswego Public Library District, 32 West Jefferson Street, Oswego, IL, 60543, or All requests for information will be responded to within five business days of receipt, and 21 days if the request is for commercial purposes. The five business day response begins the day after any employee or official of the public body receives the request for information. Fees for copies: first 50 pages are free. The library may charge 15¢ per page after 50 pages.


Summary of the Act: What does the Act require?

It is the public policy of this State that public bodies exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business and that the people have a right to be informed as to the conduct of their business. In order that the people shall be informed, the General Assembly finds and declares that it is the intent of this Act to ensure that the actions of public bodies be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.

The General Assembly further declares it to be the public policy of this State that its citizens shall be given advance notice of and the right to attend all meetings at which any business of a public body is discussed or acted upon in any way. Exceptions to the public’s right to attend exist only in those limited circumstances where the General Assembly has specifically determined that the public interest would be clearly endangered or the personal privacy or guaranteed rights of individuals would be clearly in danger of unwarranted invasion.

Total Compensation Package: In compliance with Illinois Public Library Act 97-0609, the Library is providing the total compensation package of all employees who earn over $75,000 in total compensation.  Click here to view the document.

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Employer Cost and Participation Information: In compliance with Illinois Public Library Act 101-0504, the Library is providing this link to view certain employer costs and participation information on the IMRF website.