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:

Zoom Meeting ID: 968 6536 8033
Passcode: 666530

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

Agenda for Board Meeting on May 21, 2024 at 5:00 P.M.

Call to Order

Consent Agenda

Approval of Minutes

CEO’s Report

Financial Report

New Business

Investment Proposal – Joe Rinaldi, Quantum Financial Advisors

ReciteMe – Rachael Stein
FY 2025 Board Goal Setting

FY 2025 Meeting Schedule

Reminder: Please complete the Board demographics survey

Unfinished Business

FY 2025 Budget

Agenda Building

  • New Business
    • CEO Evaluation
  • Unfinished Business

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

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

Pat Vaira (2022-2024) is SMRLA’s board vice president and 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.

Ronald Crupi (2019-2025) is 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.