Board of Library Trustees

The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA) is governed by a board of trustees. Members are drawn from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. The Board consists of a library trustee from each county library system and up to one member of the public from each county served by the library systems. Trustees serve five-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.  You may contact the board of trustees via email (

SMRLA is currently recruiting for members of the public to represent Calvert County and St. Mary’s County. Interested candidates can view our Board of Trustees recruitment document here

Board Meetings

The SMRLA board meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 5 p.m. Meetings may be held in person or virtually. Meeting notices, including the agenda and log-in information, are posted below:

Board Meeting Start: February 27, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Zoom Meeting ID: 963 4799 2234
Passcode: 513043

Dial by your location (Washington DC – 301-715-8592 )

Agenda for Board Meeting on February 27, 2024 at 4:00 P.M.

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes

CEO’s Report

Financial Report

New Business

  • Investment Update – Joe Rinaldi, Quantum Financial
  • Recite Me
  • Communico
  • Corporate Meeting Agenda
  • Board Retreat Agenda
  • Date for April Board meeting
  • Budget Amendment (692 Staff Development reserves funding)
  • Resident Agent Resolution
  • Legislative Update

Unfinished Business

  • SMRLA Bylaws Revision

Agenda Building

  • New Business
  • Unfinished Business

Closed Session

In accordance with General Provisions Art. § 3-305(b):

“To discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom this public body has jurisdiction; any other personnel matter that affects one or more specific individuals”

The Board of Trustees will discuss potential Board member applications and the Board member recruitment process.

Download a PDF of the agenda here.

Meeting Minutes

Please check our sidebar above for recent Meeting Minutes.  Historical Meeting Minutes available upon request.

Board Members

Ronald Crupi (2019-2025) is SMRLA’s Board President and a member of the Calvert Library Board of Library Trustees.

Suzanne Darby (2022-2025) is SMRLA’s Board Vice President and a member of the Charles County Public Library Board of Trustees.

Martha Grahame (2020-2023) is SMRLA’s Treasurer and a member of the Calvert Library Board of Library Trustees.

John Johnston (2023-2026) is a member of the St. Mary’s County Library board of trustees.

Terese D. Wells (2021-2024) is a community representative for Calvert County. She earned a bachelor’s degree in library science from Millersville University. She is an active church volunteer and a director on the Calvert County Fair Board, and has served on various committees for Calvert County Public Schools.

Pat Vaira (2022-2024) is a member of the Charles County Public Library Board of Trustees. Now retired, she was formerly a school psychologist and Director of Student Services for Charles County Public Schools. Vaira holds a BS degree from Towson State College and an MA and Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She volunteers with the Mattawoman Creek Art Center and with her neighborhood homeowners association.