Library Board

Trustees are appointed by the mayor to six-year terms and serve as the administrative board for the library. The trustees employ a director who is responsible for the library's day-to-day operation. The Board of Trustees meets at 5:30 pm on the third Thursday at the library unless noted otherwise. Meetings are open to the public. View the Board Bylaws

Dan Marvin

President - Term ends 2028
Dan is a long-time Johnston resident and library user. He's a member of the Johnston Lions Club and recently retired from his position as an attorney for the State of Iowa.

Katie Fiala

Vice President - Term ends 2024
Katie visits the Library weekly with her family. Katie thinks the library is a great asset to the community. Katie grew up in Johnston and has been back as an adult for five years. She works as a government attorney and her first job as a teenager was working at the library.

Kelly McAlister

Secretary - Term ends 2026
Kelly McAlister is an educator for the Johnston Community School District. "The library is my family's favorite place in Johnston," McAlister says. "I would like to help it continue to serve our residents."

Emily Betz

Term ends 2028
Emily grew up in Johnston and has been back as an adult since 2018. An avid library user, she has visited libraries around the US and Europe, and worked in library circulation at a neighboring metro library. She appreciates the variety of services the Johnston Public Library offers that allows the community to gather together. Emily works at Iowa State University training businesses to help improve their processes and performance.

Robert Marvin

Term ends 2026
Robert Marvin has a background in education and information technology and security. He believes that "Libraries and the services they provide are integral components to a healthy community."

Art In the Barn
Friday, October 21st, 2022
5:30pm-8:30pm

An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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