Locations at the JDL

Board of Trustees

The responsibility of the Jackson District Library Board of Trustees is to set policy concerning the management, supervision and control of the library facilities. The Board of Trustees consists of seven members of the community and are appointed by the Jackson City Council and the County of Jackson Board of Commissioners.

The Jackson District Library Board of Trustees regular board meeting will be held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm, except for holidays and special meetings. The Jackson District Library Board of Trustees meets in compliance to the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

JDL Board of Trustees will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 7 (seven) days notice to the JDL Board. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the JDL Board by writing or calling the following: Diane Anderson, 244 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI 49201 or 517-905-1308.

Members of the public may address the Board at any of its meetings, as provided for in the Open Meetings Act. Public comment shall be provided for in the agenda. Individuals may speak for not more than three (3) minutes. Modification of these times may be approved by vote of the Board.

JDL Receives Library of Michigan Certification for Meeting ‘Essential Level’ of Quality Services

The Library of Michigan has awarded the Jackson District Library JDL a certificate of completion for meeting the Essential Level requirements of the Quality Services Audit Checklist (QSAC). To earn certification, the JDL demonstrated its competence in seven categories of achievement including human resources; governance/administration; services; collection development; technology; facilities and equipment; and public relations/marketing.

QSAC has defined “essential services” – the basics of all library service – as relatively low-cost standards that every library can and should achieve. They are helpful guidelines to libraries just starting out, while providing important review for more established institutions. Essential standards are described as “those which should be achieved first because of their fundamental importance.”

QSAC represents the work of more than 100 library directors, trustees and staff members who together created measures of quality for our state’s public libraries,” said State Librarian Randy Riley. “The staff of the Jackson District Library is to be commended for achieving a vital milestone in library service.”

QSAC was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through LSTA funding. The Institute of Museum and Library Services, an independent Federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries and museums serve their communities, supports JDL.

For more information about the Quality Services Audit Checklist, visit the Library of Michigan’s QSAC page at http://www.michigan.gov/qsac.

Stephen Rajzer

Stephen Rajzer

President

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Jacqueline Barber

Jacqueline Barber

Vice President

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Kelsey Heck Wood

Kelsey Heck Wood

Secretary/Treasurer

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Erik Lyman

Erik Lyman

Trustee

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David K Elwell

David K Elwell

Trustee

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Brenda C Pilgrim

Brenda C Pilgrim

Trustee

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Michael Way

Michael Way

Trustee

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Library Documents
Jackson District Library Audit 2022
Board of Trustees and Committee meeting dates 2024

Meeting Agendas & Packets

2024
January 25, 2024
Annual Meeting Packet
Regular Meeting Packet

March 28, 2024
Regular Meeting Packet

May 5, 2024
Special Board Meeting Packet

May 23, 2024
Regular Meeting Packet

2023
December 21, 2023
Budget Hearing Packet
Board Meeting Packet


November 16, 2023
Regular Meeting Packet

November 9, 2023
Study Session Packet

September 28, 2023
Regular Meeting Packet


August 2, 2023
Regular Meeting Packet

July 27, 2023 - Meeting Cancelled

May 25, 2023
Regular Meeting Packet

March 23, 2023
Regular Meeting Packet

January 26, 2023
Annual Meeting Packet
Regular Meeting Packet


Looking for an older board packet? Email andersond@myjdl.com to make a request. Please include the date of the meeting, including the year, that you are looking for.