Board Meetings

The Public is welcome to come to our board meetings

For the year 2017 meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

 

January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

past minutes

 

 

Becoming a Trustee

"Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries.  Through the coordination, hard work, and determination of trustees, new libraries have been built, budgets have been restored and increased, and new respect has been generated for the powerful role libraries play in communities and on campuses. As part of  a trustee board, trustees serve on a volunteer basis, can be elected or appointed to a library board for a period of time, and are tasked with the duty of helping to direct the funds and policies of an institution. In general, the library board of trustees has a role in determining the mission of the library, setting the policy that governs the library, hiring and evaluating a library director, and overseeing the general management of the library. This role varies with every library system. For specifics on the role your board of trustee has, contact your local library. " from Ilovelibraries.org (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/get-involved/become-library-trustee)

Trustees work to:

1. Advocate for the Library in the community

2. Plan for the future of the Library

3. Monitor and evaluate the Library

4. Set policies

5. Hire and evaluate the Library Director

 

How to become a Board Trustee/ General Qualifications:

Live in Madrid, NY

Set term limits

Come to board meetings

sign an Oath of Office with the town

serve without compensation