Board of Trustees
Meridian Library District Board of Trustees
The Meridian Library Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the large conference room at the District's main facility at 1326 W. Cherry Lane. Board meetings are open to the public. Please contact the Library 24 hours prior to the meeting if you need special accommodation.
The Library Board follows all laws and rules as set forth in the Idaho Code for Libraries.
The Meridian Library District Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a trustee vacancy.
The appointment will be to serve the remainder of a term expiring in May 2017. Duties include attending regular monthly meetings and special meetings as necessary, planning for the library’s future, advocating for and promoting the library in the community and providing fiscal oversight of the library. The Trustees seek candidates of all ages (18 years or older), gender, ethnicity, professions and skills and applicants must be residents of the library district. Individuals with financial education and backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply.
To be considered all applicants are required to complete and submit a Library Trustee Application Form. Applications must be received by the Library Director, who serves as Clerk of the District, no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday October 12th, 2016. Interviews will be held at the Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 19th beginning at 7pm. For more information email the Library Director, Gretchen Caserotti at email@example.com or call 208-888-4451.
Library Board of Trustees:
Megan Larsen - Chair
Term ends 2019
Megan joined the Board of Trustees in January 2014. Megan is currently Director of Operations at Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Boise State University and a Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University, plus more than 19 years professional experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She and her family have benefitted so much from Meridian Library, as well as the larger Meridian community, that she wanted to do her part to make sure that her fellow community members could enjoy those benefits too.
Dustin Barrett - Vice Chair
Term ends 2021
Dustin is the Principal of Meridian Academy and recent graduate of the Leadership Meridian program. He believes that literacy is the key that unlocks the promise of education and the library provides opportunity and equity in the pursuit of literacy and knowledge. Not surprisingly, he and his family are avid readers!
VACANT - Treasurer
Term ends 2017
Howard Little - Trustee
Term ends 2021
Howard Little is the longest standing Trustee on the Board, having served for 20 years and counting. He is a retired agronomist and has raised his family in the 42 years he has lived here in Meridian.
Douglas Rutan - Trustee
Term ends 2019
Doug retired from 43 years as a public school educator; both as a teacher and administrator in Arizona & Idaho. A familiar face to many, he spent 20 years in the West Ada School District as the principal of Frontier and Summerwind Elementary schools as well as the Special Services Director. His passions and interests also include active participation in the Meridian Rotary Club, the Meridian Historical Society, leading the restoration of Pine Street School for the Meridian Centennial, and restoring Meridian’s 1937 school bus. Doug has a passion for learning and community service and his wealth of experiences in many different settings allows him to make meaningful contributions to the Meridian Library District.
Gretchen Caserotti - Library Director
Gretchen serves as the secretary to the Board and clerk to the District.