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Library Board of Trustees

November 25, 2014 by pjorgensen

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.

Board members

E-mail can be sent to individual Board members using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at libraryboard@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Friedman, President
Term: 2011-2018
E-mail: h.friedman@lincolnlibraries.org

Donna Marvin, Vice-President
Term: 2012-2016
E-mail: d.marvin@lincolnlibraries.org

Marthaellen Florence, Treasurer
Term 2011-2013
E-mail: m.florence@lincolnlibraries.org

Kathy McKillip
Term: 2009-2014
E-Mail: k.mckillip@lincolnlibraries.org

Lowell Berg
Term: 2014-2015
E-mail: l.berg@lincolnlibraries.org

Herb Schimek
Term: 2010-2017
E-mail: h.schimek@lincolnlibraries.org

Carol Speicher
Term: 2012-2019
E-mail: c.speicher@lincolnlibraries.org

Board meetings

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:

2014 Schedule

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

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.

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
November 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2014 Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2014 Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 17, 2014 Agenda Minutes
June 10, 2014 Agenda Minutes
May 20, 2014 Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2014 Agenda Minutes
March 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 28, 2014 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2014 rescheduled
December 17, 2013 Agenda Minutes
Board Policies

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.



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Library Board Position Open

June 29, 2009 by PatLeach

Lynda Anderson will complete her seven-year Library Board term at the end of August. Lynda's been a remarkable asset to the Board, using her financial and organizational expertise to help the Library run well. We'll miss her sense of humor, too.

The Library Board is now accepting applications to fill her vacant position, with a July 22 deadline.

You can see the news release and access the application from the library's website.

The Library Board will forward all applications to the City Council. Typically, they pull out a few applications that they consider of particular note, to recommend to the Council. The City Council does have the option to name from the entire group of applications.

Of note about the Library Board is that it is an administrative board, with responsibilities to set policy and develop the Library's budget. I've been entirely impressed by the effectiveness of their work, a tribute to the excellent members and their focus on providing great library service to our community. In my first year as Director, I've relied on their good advice and deep experience.

It's important that the Library Board continue to draw new members who will work hard to provide the best library service to our community.  The only firm requirement is residence in the Lincoln.  You're welcome to contact me at 402-441-8510 if you have questions regarding serving on the Library Board. 

 



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