The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees' obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has embarked on a "Central Library Vision and Concept Study" and has adopted this Position Statement. Here are articles and columns regarding the need for a new Central Library.
E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb Friedman, PresidentBoard meetings
Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:
- January 21, 8:00 a.m., South Branch (rescheduled to January 28 due to lack of quorum)
- January 28
- February 18
- March 18, 6:00 p.m., Williams Branch
- April 15
- May 20
- Tuesday, June 10, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch (Budget Hearing)
- June 17, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
- July 15
- August 19, 8:00 a.m., Bethany Branch
- September 16
- October 21, 6:00 p.m., Anderson Branch
- November 18
- December 16, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.
Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library's Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
The Agendas and Minutes on this site are PDF files, which require the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Help for viewing these files is available.
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The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other librararies and educational institutions.
- Authorization to Purge Late Fines and Fees from Circulation Records
- Behavior Policy: Inappropriate and/or Illegal Conduct
- Bookmobile Service Priorities
- Circulation Policies
- Closing Policy
- Cooperation with NonPublic Entities
- Display and Distribution of Free Materials
- Internet Policy
- Library Rules & Behavior
- Materials Selection
- Meeting Room Use
- Minors in the Library
- Naming of Facilities
- Public Comment
- Refreshments at Library Programs
- Registration Policy
- Use of Common Area in and Around Library Facilities
- Volunteer Policy