Library Board

General Duties and Responsibilities of All Trustees
The trustee is legally appointed, with powers and duties set out in the Kentucky Revised Statues, Chapter 173. All authority for operation of the library resides in the Board, taking action as a quorum in a public meeting. No authority resides in the individual member.
When a person becomes a board member, he/she mus assume the general duties and responsibilities:

  •  Attend all board meetings; participate in discussion; and support board decisions.
  • Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the library board.
  • Secure adequate funding for the library.
  • Hire a qualified and competent library director and delegate all management responsibilities.
  • Support the library director, but also demand accountability for a quality library.
  • Plan for the future with a written strategic plan not to exceed three years’ coverage and annual plans derived from the strategic plan
  • Monitor and evaluate:
    the finances;

    the director’s performance;
    the library’s progress toward its goals; and
    the board’s performance.
  • Establish policies for the library.
  • Comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations that pertain to public libraries.