Board of Trustees
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The NLCL Board of Trustees consists of six members. Five of the six must be residents of North Liberty. North Liberty’s mayor officially appoints all members of the Library Board. Board members serve on staggered four-year terms. A board member can serve no more than two terms. Board members must be over 18 years of age. Notices will be posted in the library, on the local cable channel and in the local paper when there is a vacancy. Applications may be picked up at the library or City Hall.
The North Liberty library board meets on the third Monday of each month except for August. Special/Emergency meetings may be called when necessary.
The basic responsibility of the Board of Trustees is to oversee the complete operation of the community library. The official duties and powers are outlined in the North Liberty City Ordinance 86-1.
For state accreditation, the board must review all library policies at least once during a three-year period. This is one of the major activities that take place at the board meetings. The monthly board agenda is built around a calendar of scheduled events. In January, election of officers takes place and meeting dates are set for the coming year. In July, the Board completes an annual report and a formal evaluation of the Library Director. In November, preliminary budget planning begins. In December, city policies related to the community library are reviewed for currency and consistency with existing library policies.
Also, each month the board receives and reviews reports from the Library Director, Assistant Library Director, Children’s Librarian, and other groups such as the Teen Advocacy Group (TAG), and the Friends of the Library.
Board members tend to have been strong advocates of libraries and books all their lives. They are enthusiastic and realize how important a library is in providing for the recreational, educational, and social needs of the community.