Once Allies, Bellwood Library Board Members Now At Odds Over Policy Differences

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Two years ago, Dorothy Clark-Smith and Deborah Giles were the underdogs on the Bellwood Library Board of Trustees. The majority of the board members led by then-board president Mary Clements seemed determined to try to exclude them from meetings while making a series of controversial decisions — including having board member J.B. Carr vote for her own replacement after she officially resigned.

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Bellwood Library Hires Search Firm To Find New Executive Director

Friday, July 6, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Screenshot of video from a July 5 special meeting of the Bellwood Library Board of Trustees, which is currently searching for a new executive director. 

The Bellwood Public Library Board of Trustees has started the search for a new executive director with the selection of John Keister & Associates — a head hunting firm based in Vernon Hills that specializes in finding library executives.   

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Bellwood Library Director To Resign

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jacqueline Spratt (pictured in pink dress), at a library board meeting last year. | File 

The executive director of the Bellwood Public Library has announced that she plans on resigning. During a phone interview on March 28, Jacqueline Spratt said that she verbally informed Dorothy Clark-Smith, the library board president, of her intentions today.

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