Board Members

Leander Spearman Leander Spearman

Public Library Representative

Sarah Isaacs Sarah Isaacs

Vice President
Special Library Representative

Susan Justice Susan Justice

Public Library Trustee

Sandy West Sandy West

Academic Library Representative

I have a love for reading and would love when I grow up to become a professional book reviewer for some of my favorite authors like James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, etc. My passion then extends to the work I perform at Rend Lake College, where I find it a value to share the knowledge of library resources with our students, staff, and faculty. To further support those efforts I believe in the IHLS board and IHLS staff’s commitment to bringing library resources to the communities IHLS serves.
Gary Denue Gary Denue

FOIA Representative
Public Library Trustee

Geoffrey Bant Geoffrey Bant

OMA Representative
Public Library Trustee

Lynda Clemmons Lynda Clemmons

Public Library Trustee

As an English teacher in a high school with a limited supply of books, I learned the importance of good, accessible public libraries. I am proud of our small-town library, but we could not possibly meet our patrons' needs without resource sharing. I wholeheartedly support the mission of IHLS.
Alayna Davies-Smith Alayna Davies-Smith

School Library Representative

I view school libraries as having a unique role--they have the opportunity to “grow” strong library patrons. School libraries are, for many children, their first exposure to libraries. With positive experiences, students can become advocates for the importance of libraries in their communities. My desire, by serving on the IHLS board, is to highlight the significance of school libraries in the lives of our children.
James Fenton James Fenton

Public Library Trustee

Rachel Fuller Rachel Fuller

School Library Representative

I believe every student deserves a strong library program provided by a qualified librarian. As such, I am serving on IHLS Board of Directors to assist in creating a supportive climate for school libraries and librarians both within IHLS and throughout the State of Illinois.
Tina Hubert Tina Hubert

Public Library Representative

I've been a library-geek since I was a very young child; and interestingly enough I'm in the same library now as I was then (Granite City is my hometown). I've worked in libraries across Illinois for almost - gasp - 30 years! It is my honor and privilege to try to support and contribute as much as possible to all types of libraries, because all types of libraries have added so much to my life both personally and professionally.
Charlene Topel Charlene Topel

Public Library Trustee

George Trammell George Trammell

Public Library Trustee