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Board of Trustees

The Library’s governing body consists of seven Board of Trustees members serving 4-year terms, including:

  • 2 appointed by the Indianapolis City-County Council
  • 3 appointed by the Marion County Board of Commissioners
  • 2 appointed by Indianapolis Public Schools
Judge Jose D. Salinas

Judge Jose D. Salinas

President

Employer
Marion Superior Court
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2022; First Term, Member of the Board since 2019
Appointing Body
Appointed by the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
Curtis W. Bigsbee

Curtis W. Bigsbee

Vice President

Employer
City of Lawrence Police Department
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2023; First Term, Member of the Board since 2020
Appointing Body
Appointed by County Commissioners
Raymond J. Biederman

Raymond J. Biederman

Secretary

Employer
Proteus
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2023; First Term, Member of the Board since 2020
Appointing Body
Appointed by County Commissioners
Dr. Khaula Murtadha

Dr. Khaula Murtadha

Board Member

Employer
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2023; First Term, Member of the Board since 2020
Appointing Body
Appointed by the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
Patricia A.  Payne

Patricia A. Payne

Board Member

Employer
Indianapolis Public Schools
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2025; Second Term, Member of the Board since 2014
Appointing Body
Appointed by County Commissioners
Rev. T. D.  Robinson

Rev. T. D. Robinson

Board Member

Employer
Mt. Paran Baptist Church
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2025; First Term, Member of the Board since 2016
Appointing Body
Appointed by the City-County Council
Hope  Tribble

Hope Tribble

Board Member

Employer
Engaging Solutions, LLC
Term Length
Current term expires December 31, 2024; First Term, Member of the Board since 2021
Appointing Body
City-County Council

Library Leadership

Carolyn  Adams

Carolyn Adams

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Joe  Backe

Joe Backe

Director, Communications

Tisha Galarce

Tisha Galarce

Interim Director, Human Resources

Nichelle M. Hayes

Nichelle M. Hayes

Interim CEO

Shanika Heyward

Shanika Heyward

Director, Innovation & Technology

Gregory  Hill

Gregory Hill

Interim Chief Public Services Officer

Keesha Hughes

Keesha Hughes

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

Deb Lambert

Deb Lambert

Director, Collection Management

Garrett Mason

Garrett Mason

Strategic Planning & Assessment Officer

Adam Parsons

Adam Parsons

Director, Facilities

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