The boards’ primary responsibilities are establishing the mission and vision for the Oberlin Public Library, determining the policies that are implemented to govern the library, hiring and evaluating the director of the library, and overseeing the general management of the library to ensure that the local community is represented well and the public is informed regarding their local library. For more information concerning the duties of the Oberlin Public Library of Trustees please view the official charge here.

Meeting Times

The board meets the second Thursday of every month at 5 p.m. All board meetings are open to the public.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Oberlin Public Library Board President Meredith Gadsby at 440-574-1108.


Name Term
Melissa Stalnaker01/01/2023 - 12/31/2024
Megan Newson01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Bethany Baker, Vice President01/01/2023 - 12/31/2026
Meredith Gadsby, President01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Phyllis Yarber-Hogan01/01/2023 - 12/31/2026
Lili Sandler01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
Marcia Peterson01/01/2023 - 12/31/2026

A complete membership roster for all City of Oberlin boards and commissions can be found here.

Important Documents

Ohio Sunshine Laws


Oberlin Public Library

Questions related to the application process for City board and commission appointments should be directed to the Oberlin Clerk of Council’s Office¬†