“The library board is legally responsible for overseeing the efficient and effective operation of the public library. Board members, operating as a team, hire the library’s administrator, plan the library’s services, and approve the library’s policies. They decide how much the library will request for its budget, and they have, according to Idaho Code, exclusive control of the expenditure of library funds.
Being a library board member, then, is not just an honor. It is a responsibility. Good library board members do not just attend board meetings. They also take the time to study the role of the library trustee. They are aware of the laws that govern public agencies in general and the public library in particular. They learn what is going on in the library community by participating in state-wide library organizations and attending continuing education opportunities. They have read and understood the bylaws of their board and the policies of their library. They talk to members of the community about the library and they bring this input with them to board meetings.”
Idaho Commission for Libraries Boardmanship
- Pat Bodas
- Ben Horton
- Wendy Stoker, Vice Chairperson
- Jane Brandel, Chairperson
- Tara Conlee, Secretary
Term Expires: September 2025
Term Expires: September 2023
Term Expires: September 2027
Term Expires: September 2026
Term Expires: September 2024
If interested in serving as a Library Trustee, please contact Melanie Cope, Library Director at 208-729-0123 or [email protected]. Mayor York will contact potential candidates for the available term position upon recommendation from the Library Board.