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Library Board of Trustees

What is the Derby Public Library Board?

The Derby Public Library Board of Trustees is the governing body for the Derby Public Library. The board has seven members.

What is the job of the library board?

The library board is responsible for the policies that govern the internal operations, services, and personnel of the library, and for the review of those policies on a regular basis. It is also the responsibility of the board to maintain fiscal accountability, secure operating funds to carry out the library’s mission, and to prepare an annual budget. The library board is also charged with the hiring and evaluating of a director who manages the day-to-day operations of the library.

How does someone get on the library board?

The first step is completion of an application that can be picked up at Derby City Hall. After review of the applications, the mayor appoints a candidate who is then confirmed by the Derby City Council. Each member of the board of trustees is eligible to serve two four-year terms and must live within the Derby city limits.

When does the board meet?

The library board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Frank Fanning Conference Room in the library, except in November and December. To avoid conflicts with the holiday season, the meetings in November and December are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Regular board meetings are open to the public.

Board members:

  • Kristin Sen, Chair
  • Linda Hezlep, Vice Chair
  • Melanie Turner, Secretary
  • Larry Oates, Treasurer
  • Cindy Dame
  • Don Blake
  • Betty Wilken

The members of the Library Board of Trustees are representatives of our community, and welcome your comments and suggestions for the library.

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