What is the Wethersfield Library Board?
The Wethersfield Library Board is a town commission composed of nine members which reports to the Town Council.
What does the Library Board do?
The Library Board is responsible for hiring and evaluating the library director, planning for the Library’s future, formulating the policies that govern the internal operation and services of the Library and for reviewing those policies on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the Board to secure adequate funds to carry out the Library’s mission. The Board also determines expenditures of all library gifts, grants, memorials and endowments.
How do people get on the Board?
The members of the Library Board are appointed by the Town Council for three year terms.
When does the Library Board meet?
The Library meets on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7 p.m. Agendas are posted on the Town website. The meetings are open to the public. The Board operates in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.
How can I reach the Library Board?
The Library Board email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is the Library Director?
The Library Director is Brook Berry. Brook holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California – Davis.
What does the Library Director do?
The Library Director is responsible for the day to day administration of the library and for implementing the policies formulated by the Library Board. The Library Director attends all Library Board meetings. The Director acts as the technical advisor to the Board, serving as the “library expert”, informing the Board about state and national library developments.
The Library Director and the Library Board work together to develop a library that meets the needs of Wethersfield.
To whom does the Library Director report?
The Library Director reports to the Library Board and keeps the Town Manager informed about Library issues. The Library Director meets regularly with both the Board and the Town Manager.
How is the Library funded?
As a department of the Town of Wethersfield, the Library’s operating budget is funded by the Town of Wethersfield from property tax revenues. The Library Director and the Library Board prepare an annual budget which is submitted to the Town Manager. The Town Manager then recommends an annual budget for the Library to the Town Council who determine the final budget proposal.
How can I make a gift to the Library?
Gifts can be made to the Wethersfield Library.
A donation to the Wethersfield Library is a fitting way to honor or remember an individual and to benefit the community.
Funds received as gifts are under the control of the Library Board and do not reduce the Library operating budget.
Donations made to the Wethersfield Library are tax-deductible.