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Library Board Members



Ms. Jean Edwards


Ms. Jackie F. Gill

Ms. Judy McArn

Ms. Rebecca Frisbie

Mr. Darrell Smith

Ms. Vickie Hight


Mr. David Bunn, Commissioner




    The duties of board members consist of carrying out conscientiously the powers given them. It is their duty and responsibility to determine policy of the library, recommend a competent, professionally certified Librarian. They shall advise in the preparation of the (annual) budget, approve it and work to obtain the necessary funds. They shall study and support legislation which will bring about the greatest good to the greatest number of libraries. They shall cooperate with other public officials and boards and maintain vital public relations.

    The Chairman of the Board shall preside at all meetings, appoint all committees, certify all bills approved by the board, authorize calls for any special meetings, and generally perform the duties of a presiding officer. The Chairman, along with the Librarian, shall serve a liaison between the library board and the County Commissioners.

    The Vice-Chairman shall, in the absence of the chairman, serve as presiding officer, or the members present may select a temporary chairman for the meeting.

    The Treasurer shall have charge of the Library Board Funds, shall sign checks on the authorization of the Library board, and shall report at each meeting on the. state of the funds.

    The Secretary shall keep a true and accurate account of all proceedings of the Library Board meetings, shall issue notices of all regular meetings and, on the authorization of the Chairman, of all special meetings. The Secretary shall have custody of the minutes and other records of the Library Board and shall notify the appointing body of any vacancies on the Library Board.

    The Librarian shall plan the policies of the Library with the staff and Library Board for formal adoption by the Library Board, shall attend Library Board meetings except during the discussion of his/her employment or salary, shall carry out the details of library policies adopted by the Library Board, and shall make regular reports of the Library's progress to Library Board, and to the North Carolina State Library. He/She shall operate the library within the budget adopted by the Library Board and approved by the County Commissioners, shall cooperate with other city and county officials and community groups, shall have charge of the administration,of the Library under the direction and review of the Library Board.


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