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 Zoom. Meeting notices, including the agenda and Zoom log-in information, are posted below:

Board Meeting Start: September 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Zoom Meeting ID:   962 8888 9355
Passcode:   958304

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

Agenda for Board Meeting on September 5, 2023 at 5:00 P.M.

Call to Order

Approval of Minutes

CEO’s Report

Unfinished Business

  • SMRLA Bylaws Revision
  • Delivery Study – Greg Pronevitz

New Business

  • RHRA Investment Options – Joe Rinaldi, Quantum Financial

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 and vote on a one-time performance award for an employee.

Agenda Building

  • New Business
    • Audit
    • Privacy Policy Review
    • Holiday Closures 2024
    • EDI Plan
    • Collection Development Policy
    • Employee Handbook
    • Hybrid / Remote Work Agreement
  • 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

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.