Board of Library Trustees

The Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA) is governed by a board of trustees. The board consists of three members representing each Southern Maryland county. Members are drawn from the boards of trustees for Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s libraries, as well as community members. Each county library may nominate two members of its respective board. The third individual may be a member of the county’s board or may be a citizen of that county. Trustees serve a three-year term and officers are elected annually to serve a one-year term.  You may contact the board of trustees via email (

Board Meetings

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

Board Meeting Start: March 14, 2023 at 9:30 AM  (In-Person only)

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Agenda for Board Meeting on March 14, 2023 at 9:30 A.M.

Call to Order

Approval of February 28 Minutes

CEO Report

Financial Report

New Business

  • Election of Officers

Agenda Building

  • Unfinished Business
    • Regional Library Statute
  • New Business
    • Pitney Bowes contract

Download a PDF of the agenda here.

Meeting Minutes

Historical Meeting Minutes available upon request.

Board Members

Ronald Crupi (2019-2022) 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.

Beth Roth (2020-2023) is a community representative for St. Mary’s County. She is a retired librarian and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, a master’s of library science from University of Iowa, and a PhD from George Mason University. Roth is a member of the Patuxent Presbyterian Church, the Democratic Women of St. Mary’s County, and the Head Start Policy Council for St. Mary’s County Public Schools.

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.