Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is a five-member body appointed by the City Council for 4 year terms. The Board generally meets 4 times a year at 6:30pm on the third Wednesday of the month, with meetings supported by Library Director.

Members:

Library Advisory Board

Mt. Angel Public Library Advisory Board members advocate for library support, promote library services and programs, serve as liaison and representative from the community on library matters, and support the public library’s vision and values, such as intellectual freedom, promotion of life-long learning and the right to access content. The advisory board of the Mt. Angel Public Library exists to advise, recommend, and advocate for the library to the policy-making governing body, the City Council of the City of Mt. Angel. The advisory board supports the Library Director in preparation of annual budget requests and provides guidance to the City Council (through the Library Director and City Manager) on the acceptance, use or expenditure of any real or personal property donated to the library. The board promotes the work of the library and provides support and input to the library director, as well as leadership to the community regarding library services and resources.

Board Terms

Library Advisory Board members serve a 4 year term. The board is made up of five members from the Mt. Angel community and meetings are led by an elected Chair. The Library Director serves as Secretary for the meetings. Board meetings will be held quarterly, with occasional additional meetings as needed.

Board Member Qualifications

Enthusiasm for volunteer service, commitment to a vibrant and literate community, passion for the vision and mission of the library, and a willingness to share your time and talents in support of the library’s vital role in the community. Personal attributes desired include integrity, creativity and credibility. The Mt. Angel Public Library in the City of Mt. Angel is committed to diversity and seeks board members who represent the diverse community. Service on the Library Advisory Board is without remuneration.

Supporting Documents

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Packets

Meeting Minutes

Collection Development Policy (link to 4.4)

Computer/Internet Acceptable Use Policy  (link to 4.4)

The Role of Library Trustees       

Working Together: Roles and Responsibilities Guidelines   

Twelve Golden Rules for Board Members  

Basic Principles of Parliamentary Procedure  

Application for the Library Advisory Board