Board of Trustees

Regular Meetings


  • 5:00 pm
  • 3rd Thursday of every other month
    (Jan, Mar, May, July, September, and November)
  • Main Library/Jacksonville
    58 Doris Avenue East
    Jacksonville, NC 28540

Overview


The Onslow County Public Library (OCPL) is a department of Onslow County Government. There are ten members of the Library Board of Trustees who are each appointed by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners for three year, staggered terms. There is at least one Board member representing the following townships or constituencies: Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, White Oak, Stump Sound, Military, Retired Persons, and Minorities. There are two At-Large members.

The Board of Trustees serve as advisors of library policy to the commissioners. Bimonthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September and November in the Main Library Meeting Room.

By-Laws


View the Library Board of Trustees By-Laws (PDF).

Apply for the Board of Trustees


Want to be involved and play an important role in your community? Want to develop a better understanding of county government? Are you interested in being an ambassador for your county library system? Then put your experience and skills to great use, volunteer to be an OCPL Board of Trustee member.

Please note you must be a registered voter in Onslow County in order to be eligible for a vacancy. Print and complete a Citizen Participation Application (PDF) for Onslow County Advisory Boards and Commissions.


Trustees (2020-2021)


  • Beth Purcell, Chairperson & Military/Civilian Trustee
    25 Burton Place
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
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  • Pamela Thornton, Vice-Chair & Swansboro Trustee
    113 White Swan Way
    Swansboro, NC 28584
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  • Sheila Josilevich, Secretary & Retired Trustee
    198 Peninsula Manor Rd
    Hubert, NC 28539
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  • Brian H. Jackson, Minority Trustee
    307 Cole Drive
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
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  • Peggie Garner, Stump Sound Trustee
    185 Hill Lane
    Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
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  • Diana King Barnes, Richlands Trustee
    602 Francktown Rd.
    Richlands, NC 28574
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  • Elaine Bixiones, White Oak Trustee
    211 Creedmoor Rd
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
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  • Sherry Hambright, Jacksonville Trustee
    408 Country Club Dr.
    Jacksonville, NC 28546
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  • Rich Gwyn, At Large Trustee
    153 Peytons Ridge Rd
    Hubert, NC 28539
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  • Sandra Wood, At Large Trustee
    204 Quail Creek Ct
    Hubert, NC 28539
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