It is the board’s responsibility to establish written policies, rules, and regulations to govern the library’s property, operation, and safety. All formal actions of the board must be in writing and available to the public. Policies should cover at least the following facets of the library operation: personnel, materials selection, weeding of obsolete materials, public services, handling of complaints, continuing education, use of meeting rooms and/or other library facilities.
Board members should be thoroughly familiar with Iowa library laws and any other state or federal laws which affect library operations such as minimum wage, unemployment compensation, and criminal theft of library materials, employing such legal counsel as necessary.
The West Liberty Public Library Board of Trustees consists of seven members of the community who are appointed by the Mayor, with the approval of the West Liberty City Council. Appointments are 4 years, with terms being staggered. The Board of Trustees meet the third Thursday of every month at 7:00pm. Meetings are open to the public.
Current Board Members
- Larry Miller, President
- Vanessa Espinoza, Vice President
- Shannon McMichael, Secretary
- Dana Dominguez, City Council Liason
- Dick Brand
- Maria Lugo