Board of Directors

CALS is an independent, tax-supported Public Corporation created by an agreement among the public entities of Pulaski and Perry counties and the cities of Little Rock, Jacksonville, Sherwood, and Maumelle to provide public library services to their constituents.

CALS is not a department or agency of the state, nor of the cities or counties in which it operates library services. The participating communities cede their library authority to a single Board of Directors, whose thirteen members are appointed by their individual governmental bodies.

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Rules for Public Comments

  1.  All meetings of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) Board or Committees of the Board are open to the public. Because space may be limited for seating, citizens interested in attending the meeting are encouraged to contact the Administrative Assistant and Director of Operations so that sufficient seating may be provided.
  2. While Board meetings and Committee meetings are open to the public for attendance, the purpose of these meetings is to allow the Board and Committees to transact the normal business of the institution. For this reason, statements are limited as described herein. Separate public hearings will provide citizens the right to be heard.
  3. If citizens wish to speak at a Board or Committee meeting, they may submit to the Board President a request to speak at the next Board meeting by emailing the request to or by sending the request in writing to 100 S. Rock St., Little Rock, AR 72201.
  4. To submit a request to speak, a citizen must be a resident of the CALS service area. To be allowed to speak at the next meeting, a request should be received by CALS by 12pm Central on the day before the next Board or Committee meeting. Requests that are not received by the deadline for the upcoming meeting will be considered for the next Board meeting.
  5. Public comment will occur early in the meeting (see the agenda) and is limited to three minutes per speaker and may be shortened depending on the number of speakers.
  6. At the President or Committee chair’s discretion, the Board or Committee may respond to the statements of a speaker at a meeting. The general practice, however, will be to not respond to statements of a citizen at the time they are made.
  7. In order to provide an opportunity for all patrons to make statements to the Board, patrons shall sign in on cards provided by the Board and include their name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, group affiliation (as applicable), and description of the subject matter that they will address on the card. Patrons shall also provide the Board either with a copy of their statement or a short written description of the topic they will address in advance of the meeting.
  8. All citizens providing input must adhere to the CALS Code of Conduct at all times during the Board meeting.


Library Rules of Conduct

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Board Minutes

February 2024 | January 2024

December 2023 | October 2023 | September 2023 | August 2023 | June 2023 | May 2023 | April 2023 | March 2023 | February 2023 | January 2023

December 2022 | October 2022 | September 2022 | August 2022 | June 2022 | May 2022 | April 2022 | March 2022 | February 2022 | January 2022

December 2021 | October 2021 | September 2021 | August 2021 | August 2021 – Email Approval | June 2021 | May 2021 | May 2021 – Board Resolution | April 2021 |March 2021 | February 2021 | January 2021

December 2020October 2020September 2020August 2020July 2020 | May 2020 | April 2020 | March 2020 – Email Approval | March 2020 | February 2020 | January 2020

December 2019 | October 2019 | September 2019 | August 2019July 2019 | May 2019 | April 2019March 2019February 2019January 2019

December 2018 | October 2018September 2018August 2018 | July 2018June 2018 | May 2018 | April 2018  |  March 2018  |  February 2018 |  January 2018

Little Rock Appointees

Ryan Davis – Vice President
Luke Underwood
Karama Neal
Madhav Shroff
Stacey McAdoo – President
Esperanza Massana-Crane
Audrey Evans

Pulaski County Appointees

Joyce Elliott
Dustin McDaniel

Perry County Appointee

David Finkbeiner

Jacksonville Appointee

Jennifer Jamison

Sherwood Appointee

Brandon Grice – Treasurer

Maumelle Appointee

Alexis Sims