Administrative Information

Board of Trustees

The Marion County Public Library is comprised of five Board of Trustees from around the county.  Each Trustee is responsible for the financial well fare and betterment of library services for our communities.  If you are interested in serving on the Marion County Public Library Board, and for qualifying information, please contact the Library Director. The Board of Trustees generally meets every third Thursday of the month at the Marion County Public Library, though their meeting dates are subject to change.

2021 Board of Trustees

Blair Montgomery – President

Luella Conaway – Secretary

Joan Schroering – Treasurer

Marianne Moran – Trustee

Donna Nuzum – Trustee

Mission Statement

The Marion County Public Library System provides the best possible library service to the citizens of the region. It is the system’s function to serve the educational, cultural, informational, and recreational needs of both children and adults. The library system explores all methods of communication and technology to accomplish this purpose.

System Operations

The Marion County Public Library System is made up of the Main Library in Fairmont, and two branch libraries. It is governed by a five member Board of Trustees, as provided for in the West Virginia code, Chapter 10. Members are appointed by the municipality, the Board of Education, the County Commission, or a combination of these bodies.


The Main Library in Fairmont serves as system headquarters under the administration of the library director. The Main Library receives and reports income from various government funding sources throughout the fiscal year.


Larissa Cason – Library Director

Kerry Trahan – General Manager, CFO – Fairmont

Janet Besedich – Branch Manager – Mannington

Julie Mike – Branch Manager – Fairview

Strategic Plan

The operational document set for by the Board of Trustees that establishes goals and initiatives for library service over the next five years.

MCPLS Strategic Plan for 2020-2025