What is the Portland Library Board?
The Portland Library Board is a town commission which reports to the Board of Selectmen.
What does the Library Board do?The Library Board is responsible for the policies that govern the internal operation and services of the library and for reviewing those policies on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the Board to secure adequate funds to carry out the library’s mission. The Board also determines expenditures of all library gifts, grants, memorials and endowments and evaluates the Director annually.
How do people get on the Board?
The members of the Library Board are appointed by the Board of Selectmen for four year terms.
When does the Library Board meet? In 2016, the Library Board will meet on 1/21, 2/18, 3/17, 4/28, 5/19, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, and 12/15.
The meetings are held monthly in the Library, and start at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. The Board operates in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.
Who are members of the Library Board?
Margot Chapman, co-chair
Melissa Aeta Graham
David Richardson, co-chair
Janet Nocek, Library Director
Catherine Probolus, President, Friends of the Portland Library
Kathleen G. Richards ~ Liaison, Board of Selectmen
The Library Board members are the representatives of the community and they are eager to hear from library users.