MEMBERS: 15 + 1 member appointed by City of Winterville
TERM: 5 years - limit 2 consecutive 5 year terms
AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws § 20-5-2
Regular meetings: Second Tuesday - quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct) at 4:00 PM, Athens-Clarke County Library Boardroom, 2025 Baxter Street
Special meetings: determined at the time of call
MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (Trustee Job Description from the 1996 edition of the Georgia Public Library Trustees Handbook)
The issues and decisions involved in the administration of the modern public library are varied and complex. Trusteeship is not only an honorary position; it is also a working relationship with the community, library staff, and fellow trustees.
Trustees must devote a great deal of time and express a high level of interest to fulfill their duties. Commitment is the primary qualification for those who serve on the board.
Effective boards consist of informed, dedicated citizens who represent a cross-section of the community. There is a direct correlation between the quality of library service a community is provided and the knowledge, capability, and enthusiasm of its board members.
METHOD OF APPOINTMENT: Mayor and Commission
CONTACT: Valerie Bell, Regional Director 706-613-3650