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Library Advisory Board

About the Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is established under Chapter 4.60.40 of the Municipal Code:

There is established a library advisory board consisting of nine members. The chief librarian of the municipality shall be the executive secretary of and technical advisor to the board. The board shall:

  1.  Act as the planning body in charge of all library activities of the municipality, including but not limited to operation of principal and branch libraries now existing or hereafter established, mobile library services, special library projects such as radio and television projects, and any and all other library functions.
  2.  Make recommendations to the administration and assembly for the adoption, change, repeal or alteration of rules, regulations, restrictions on library services, and all other matters directly or indirectly affecting the municipal library program.
  3.  Perform such other powers and duties as the assembly may refer from time to time.
  4.  Review annually the library budget and its operations.

(CAC 2.64.370--2.64.380; AO No. 95-223, § 1, expires 1-20-1998; AO No. 99-7, § 1, 1-26-99, expires 1-20-02; AO No. 2001-189, § 2, expires 1-20-05)

Charter references: Boards and commissions, § 5.07 .

Cross references: Misuse and abuse of library materials, Ch. 8.70 .

Board Meetings

The Library Advisory Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Board meetings begin at 5:30 PM , in the board room on the fourth level of the Z.J. Loussac Public Library. Occasionally the board will meet at one of the five branch libraries within the system. Schedule of the board meetings for 2014.

The Library Advisory Board is subject to the municipal code for public meetings (Chapter 1.25). The Library Advisory Board permits public comment on each agenda. Comments are restricted to five minutes per speaker. The Library Advisory Board is subject to the municipal code for public meetings (Chapter 1.25). The Library Advisory Board permits public comment on each agenda. Comments are restricted to five minutes per speaker. The Library Advisory Board is subject to the municipal code for public meetings (Chapter 1.25). The Library Advisory Board permits public comment on each agenda. Comments are restricted to five minutes per speaker.

Library Advisory Board Members

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David Levy: Chair. Term expires October 14, 2014

Fayedra Cole.  Term expires October 14, 2014

Gretchen Fauske. Term expires October 14, 2013

Nancy Groszek. Term expires October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Giardina. Term expires October 14, 2013

Joy Green-Armstrong. Term expires October 14, 2014

Tanya Taylor. Term expires October 14, 2013

Jim Yeargan. Term expires October 14, 2014


Hannah Gershel. Teen Advisory Board Representative

Mary Jo Torgeson. Library Director

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    • Director: Mary Jo Torgeson
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