In this new series, we’ll answer some of your frequently asked questions on how things work at our library.
Q: How are Library Board members selected? And what does the Board do?
We’ll dig into the last question first — What does the Library Board of Trustees do? The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting district policy, overseeing the finances, and hiring the library director. These responsibilities are detailed in Colorado Library Law and the district’s bylaws.
Our district’s Board of Trustees is made up of five appointed members (only seven are allowed by law) and one alternate. The members are selected through an at-large application process. When there is an open seat, we put out a call for applications and a selection committee is formed to recommend appointees.
This selection committee consists of one member each from the boards of Severance, Greeley (or a designee), Windsor, Weld RE-4 School District, and the Library Board of Trustees. The recommended appointees then go before the legislative bodies of Severance, Windsor, and the Weld RE-4 School District for a two-thirds majority ratification.
Trustees are unpaid volunteers that serve three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The terms are staggered to provide continuity.
For more information, visit the Library Board page.
If you have any questions on the Library Board of Trustees, please give us a call at 970-686-5603. If you have a question you would like featured in the How Does It Work? series, email Communications Specialist Katie Messerli.