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Meet the Board

Current Board of Trustees

Photo of Library Trustees from January 2024

To contact the Board of Trustees, email us at

Photo of Board member, Howard Jay Glaubinger

President: Howard Jay Glaubinger
Term: 2023-2027

Photo of Board member, Stacy Oliver

Vice President: Stacy Oliver
Term: 2023-2027

Photo of Board member, Jami Xu

Treasurer: Jami Xu
Term: 2021-2025

Photo of Board member, Maura Crisham

Secretary: Maura Crisham
Term: 2023-2027

Photo of Board member, Janet Spector Bishop

Janet Spector Bishop
Term: 2023-2027

Photo of Board member, Nimesh Patel

Nimesh Patel
Term: 2023-2025

Photo of Board member, Barbara Unikel

Barbara Unikel
Term: 2021-2025

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held at 7:30pm at the library unless noted. Watch live Board Meetings and find meeting packets/agendas, minutes, and recordings.

Meeting Schedule

  • May 18, 2023
  • June 15, 2023
  • July 20, 2023
  • August 17, 2023
  • September 21, 2023
  • October 19, 2023
  • November 16, 2023
  • January 18, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024

The Northbrook Public Library is subject to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who plan to attend any meetings of the Board and who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions regarding the accessibility of these meetings or the facilities are requested to contact Kate Hall at 847-272-7084 promptly to allow the Northbrook Public Library to make reasonable accommodations for those persons. Hearing-impaired individuals may establish TDD contact by calling 847-272-7084.

Community members wishing to respectfully share thoughts about any matter concerning the Northbrook Public Library may do so during Public Comments. The Board typically does not immediately respond to public comments or engage in open dialogue, but we are of course actively listening to your thoughts, comments, and suggestions. If follow-up communication is necessary, a staff member will contact you following the meeting.   Thank you for your understanding of these guidelines. Here is a link to our Public Comment Policy.

Visit Board Meetings for links to minutes and recordings from past meetings and to watch the livestream of this month's meeting.