What is the Purpose of the Library Board of Trustees?
The Library Board of Trustees (LBOT) is an advisory board whose purpose is to support the Louisville Library staff and advocate for the Library in the community. Some of the duties and activities of the LBOT are:
- Serve as advisors in the review and development of policy for the Louisville Public Library
- Develop, review, and update the Library's Strategic Plan
- Communicate with City Council on matters relating to the Library
- Promote use of the Library within the community
- Develop and perform outreach activities
- Little Libraries
- Community events
- One Book 4 Colorado
- National Library Week
- Collaborate as needed with the Louisville Library Foundation to help promote Library services and programs
- On The Same Page one-book program
- Library Makerspace
- Have Louisville Public Library cards!
The LBOT promotes the Library via outreach activities and projects, as well as working with other entities in the community. If you have ideas or thoughts about the way the Library can partner with other Louisville organizations, contact one of the LBOT members with your ideas.
How Does the Library Board of Trustees Operate?
The Library Board of Trustees is an advisory board with seven members that are each appointed for a 5-year term by the Mayor and City Council of Louisville. Six board members are from Louisville, and one member is from the Town of Superior, in compliance with provisions of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the two municipalities.
The Library Board currently meets six times annually, on the 2nd Thursday of odd-numbered months.
The Board can meet more often if needed to accomplish specific goals. All meetings of the Library Board are posted in accordance with City of Louisville Municipal Code.