Southern Maine Library District Job Description, Board Members, and Committees

Board Member Job Description

  1. Attend quarterly and annual Board Meetings, and semi-annual Council Meetings.
  2. Assist at District Council meetings (e.g., registration, facilitating small group sessions).
  3. Serve on SMLD committees as requested (e.g., nominating, public relations).
  4. Bring concerns of your constituency (school libraries, public libraries, special libraries, academic libraries, library trustees) to the attention of the Board.
  5. Share Board information with your constituency.
  6. Assist in planning workshops and meetings for your constituency.
  7. Attend workshops and meetings for your constituency.

Board Members

Terms expire Spring Council meetings (noted in the parentheses)

  • Jodi Breau, School Library Rep. (2016) 2nd Term, Mahoney Middle School, 240 Ocean Street, South Portland, ME 04106 (799-7386)
  • Karen Silverman, School Library Rep. (2017) 1st Term. Scarborough High School (730-5067)
  • Kristi Bryant, Public Library Rep. (2015). Filling unexpired term. Wells Public Library (646-8181 ext. 205)
  • Eizabeth (Beth) Dyer, Academic Library Rep. (2015) 1st Term. University of New England, Portland  (221-4333)
  • Chip Schrader, Public Library Rep. (2017), 1st Term. Springvale Public Library (324-4624)
  • Amanda Kozaka, School Library Rep. (2016) 1st Term, Cape Elizabeth Middle School (799-8176)
  • Nick Noyes, Special Library Rep. (2016) 1st Term. Maine Historical Society Center, Portland (774-1822)
  • Beth Sweet, Public Library Rep. (2017) 1st Term. D.A. Hurd Library, North Berwick (676-2215)
  • Bill Wood (Vice Chair), Trustee Rep. (2015) 1st Term, Harrison Public Library Trustees (595-2489 or 583-4540)

Ex Officio Members


  • Chair: Jodi Breau
  • Vice Chair: Bill Wood
  • Secretary/Treasurer: rotating position


By-laws: Inactive

Certificate of Appreciation: Jodi Breau, Mahoney Middle School; Amy Wells Denecker, Windham High School Library; Steve Podgajny, Portland Public Library

Cream of the Crop: Sheila Dube, Springvale Public Library; Lauren Isele, Scarborough Public Library; Sybil Shiland, Standish; Patty Temple, Long Island Community Library; Kris Zuidema, Edna Libby School, Standish; Nina Sachs, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrooke; Danielle Grady, Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham

Nominating: Jodi Breau, Mahoney Middle School; Amy Wells Denecker, Windham High School Library; Steve Podgajny, Portland Public Library

Public Relations: Inactive

Reading Round Up [statewide]: Sam Cote, Jackson Memorial Public Library, Tenants Harbor; Debbie Cleveland, Auburn Public Library; Patti Francis, Freeport Middle School; Meg Blakemore, Berwick Academy; Pam Goucher, Freeport; Dorothy Hall Riddle, Freeport; Lynn Howker, Monmouth Middle School; Liz McMahon, Messalonskee Middle School; Laurel Parker, Windham Public Library; Dawn Thistle, Vassalboro Public Library and Gardiner Public Library

Trustee: Inactive