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Board of Trustees

The City of Homewood has a Mayor-Council Government headed by the mayor and eleven council members. All funds to the Library from the City are appropriated annually by the City Council.

The Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees (the Library Board) is legally responsible for the operation of the Library. Library employees are not under the Jefferson County Personnel Board. The Library Board establishes policies relating to employees and operations. The Library Board consists of 5 members each living in and representing one of the 5 city wards. They are appointed by the Homewood City Council.

The Library Board appoints the Director who is responsible for the operation of the Library. The Director acts in an advisory capacity to the Library Board and serves as the Secretary to the Board. The Director is not a member of the Library Board and has no vote on matters under consideration. It is the Director’s responsibility, with the approval of the Library Board, to prepare the budget, determine operating procedures, and handle all personnel matters.
The Homewood Public Library is a member of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC). The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is the State Agency responsible for coordinating all Alabama public library services. Funds from the State and the County are appropriated through the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Current Board Members

Dr. Paul Doran, Library Board Chair (Ward 4)

Dr. Paul Doran has been a trustee of the library for many years. He has also served on numerous Foundation Boards over the years and was the driving force behind the development of the Homewood Library Foundation.

Virginia Bugg, Vice-Chair, Friends Liaison, Building and Grounds (Ward 2)

Ginny is a retired non-profit executive who has lived in Homewood since 1977. She and her husband, Bill, have two daughters who live in Homewood with their families. A lifelong book lover, she is a former president of the Friends of Homewood Library and volunteers weekly in the Friends Bookstore.

Kirk Mobley, Foundation Liaison (Ward 5)

Kirk is the Chief Investment Officer of a single-family office based in Birmingham and lives in Homewood with his wife, Ellen, and their two sons. He's a graduate of The University of Virginia and The University of North Carolina. Kirk is also a member of the Homewood Library Foundation. 

Rosa Hill , Finance Committee, Public Relations (Ward 1)

Rosa has lived in Alabama for over 16 years, and she has been a realtor for ARC realty specializing in home sales in the Birmingham and Homewood markets for 11 years. She is married with three lovely boys who enjoy using the library. Rosa speaks fluent Spanish and enjoys helping the diverse communities of Birmingham with their real estate needs. 

Dr. Keya Kraft , Personnel Committee (Ward 3)

Keya Kraft is Director of Grant Writing at Opportunity Alabama (OPAL), a state-wide nonprofit working to achieve equitable economic development in low-income communities. She received a Ph.D. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and has taught writing and literature at public and private universities in St. Louis, MO and Birmingham, AL. She previously served on the WBHM junior board.

Judith Wright, Library Director

During her time at the Homewood Public Library, she has worked in the Children's, Circulation, Adult/Teen Services, and Administration Departments. Mrs. Wright holds a Bachelor's in Art History from UAB and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from UA. She currently serves on the JCLC Finance Committee and the Alabama LSTA Grant Council Committee. She is also a member of the Homewood-Mountain Brook Kiwanis Chapter.