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Library Staff

Alyce Jackson
Manager of Programs
Phone: 309-497-2143

Rufus Nelson
Manager of Facilities
Phone: 309-497-2181

Sarah Couri 
Manager of Collection Development
Phone: 309-497-2149

Emily Byron
Manager of Circulation
Phone: 309-497-2165

Jennifer Sevier
Manager of Reference Services
Phone: 309-497-2160

Jennifer Davis
Manager of Public Relations
Phone: 309-497-2141

Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood
Manager of Technical Services
Phone: 309-497-2185

Elise Hearn
Manager of Lakeview Branch
Phone: 309-497-2204

Cynthia Smith
Manager of Lincoln Branch
Phone: 309-497-2601

Jamie Jones
Manager of North Branch
Phone: 309-497-2110

Teri Miller
Manager of Outreach Services
Phone: 309-497-2069

Rose Farrell
Manager of McClure Branch
Phone: 309-497-2701

Library Administration

Randall Yelverton
Executive Director
Phone: 309-497-2140

Veronica De Fazio
Deputy Director and Secretary to the Board
Phone: 309-497-2186

Library Board of Trustees

Barbara Van Auken

The President serves as an ex officio member on all committees
Appointed: July 2013
Term Expires: June 2025
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Ruth C. Bittner

Vice President 
Committees: Chair of Finance; Member of Building Committee and Community Relations Committee
Appointed: December 2021
Term Expires: June 2025
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Melissa Sanchez

Committees: Chair of Strategic Planning; Vice-chair of Personnel/Negotiations; member of Nominating/Appeals
Appointed: August 2021
Term Expires: June 2023
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Stephen M. Buck

Immediate Past President
Committees: Chair of Personnel/Negotiations; Vice Chair of Finance; Vice Chair of Nominating/Appeals
Appointed: July 2012
Term Expires: June 2024
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Margaret E. Cousin 

Trustee and President of Friends of Peoria Public Library 
Committees: Chair of Building; Chair of Community Relations; member of Nominating/Appeals
Appointed: July 2010
Term Expires: June 2025
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Lucy D. Gulley

Commitees: Chair of Nominating/Appeals; member of Finance and member of Personnel/Negotiations
Appointed: July 2011
Term Expires: June 2026
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Roberta Parks

Committees: Vice Chair of Building; Vice Chair of Community Relations; member of Strategic Planning
Appointed: July 2021
Term Expires: June 2024
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Courtney Lee

Committees: Vice Chair of Strategic Planning; member of Building and member of Community Relations
Appointed: October 2022
Term Expires: June 2024
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Steven Marx

Committees: Building, Finance and Strategic Planning
Appointed: July 2023
Term Expires: June 2026

Library Locations

Main Library

107 N.E. Monroe
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-497-2000


Mon–Sat: 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

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