Our Leadership

Our Leadership
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Jackie Nytes, the Library's Chief Executive Officer

Jackie has been the CEO of the Indianapolis Public Library since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters of Library Science, both from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Initially, Jackie served the Library from 1988 until 2001 as the Chief Financial Officer and the Associate Director for Management Services. Previously, she served the State of Indiana as the President of the Indiana Economic Development Council and the City as the Executive Director of the Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation, as well as having served twelve years on the Indianapolis City-County Council. Jackie currently serves on the Board for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and the Immigrant Welcome Center.

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Board of Trustees

The Library’s governing body consists of seven Board of Trustees members serving 4-year terms, including:

  • 2 appointed by the Indianapolis City-County Council
  • 3 appointed by the Marion County Board of Commissioners
  • 2 appointed by Indianapolis Public Schools
Joanne M. Sanders

Joanne M. Sanders

President

Employer

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2019; First Term, Member of the Board since 2017

Appointing Body

Appointed by County Commissioners
Rev. T. D.  Robinson

Rev. T. D. Robinson

Vice President

Employer

Mt. Paran Baptist Church

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2021; First Term, Member of the Board since 2016

Appointing Body

Appointed by the City-County Council
Dr. Terri Jett

Dr. Terri Jett

Secretary

Employer

Butler University

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2020; First Term, Member of the Board since 2016

Appointing Body

Appointed by the City-County Council
John J. Andrews

John J. Andrews

Employer

Shiel Sexton Company

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2019; First Term, Member of the Board since 2018

Appointing Body

Appointed by the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
Crista Carlino

Crista Carlino

Employer

M.S.D. Wayne Township

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2022. First Term, Member of the Board since 2018

Appointing Body

Appointed by County Commissioners
Patricia A.  Payne

Patricia A. Payne

Employer

Indianapolis Public Schools

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2021; Second Term, Member of the Board since 2014

Appointing Body

Appointed by County Commissioners
Judge Jose D. Salinas

Judge Jose D. Salinas

Employer

Marion Superior Court

Term Length

Current term expires December 31, 2022; First Term, Member of the Board since 2019

Appointing Body

Appointed by the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners

Executive Directors

Debra Moos Champ

Debra Moos Champ

Director of Information Technology
Ijeoma  Dike-Young

Ijeoma Dike-Young

Chief Financial Officer
John Helling

John Helling

Director of Public Services
Deb Lambert

Deb Lambert

Director of Collection Management
M. Katherine  Lerg

M. Katherine Lerg

Director of Human Resources
Sharon Smith

Sharon Smith

Director of Facilities

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