Library Board

Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly. Any special meetings are held as needed. The meetings are held in the evening and are approximately one to two hours in duration. Additional time may be required to read relevant reports and documentation, and help with fundraising activities. Special meetings with the City Council are scheduled on an as needed basis.

Members

The board shall consist of seven members and two alternates who shall be appointed by the City Council. Members must reside within the City of Haslet.    If a vacancy exists on the Board for more than four months, the City Council may appoint one non--resident of the City to the Board for the length of the unexpired term. The non-resident must live in the Northwest Independent School District boundaries to serve on the board, and is not eligible to serve as an officer of the board. In no event shall there be more than three non-residents serving on the Board.  Members currently consist of:

Title
Name
Term
Place 1
Marsha Rowlison, Vice Chair
2019-2021
Place 2
Freda Thomas2018-2020
Place 3
Candice Letica, Chair
2019-2021
Place 4
Natalie Kutach2018-2020
Place 5
Randi McLeod2019-2021
Place 6
Marietta Slater2018-2020
Place 7
Vickie Gerstenkorn, Secretary
2019-2021
Place 8 (Alt. 1)
Lorna Forman2018-2020
Place 9 (Alt. 2)
Vacant2019-2021


Overview

The library board is responsible for providing guidance and support to all facets of the library operation, provide short and long-term planning, and serve as a liaison between the Haslet Public Library and the City Council. The library board was established by ordinance # 0702-06 (passed 7-17-06) and is codified in the city code as Chapter 1, Section 1.11.001-1.11.034.

The library board is an advisory board to the City Council on matters pertaining to the library. They are involved in the development of library usage policies, programs and procedures. They recommend purchases for the library collection as well as help coordinate fund-raising drives. They help formulate grant applications for the library.

Term

Places on the board shall be numbered one through seven and alternate places on the board shall be numbered eight and nine with all members appointed for two years to expire on September 30th. Members serving in odd numbered places shall have their terms expire on each odd numbered year, and even numbered places shall have their terms expire on each even numbered year.

Residency Requirements

Each member of the board shall be a resident of the City of Haslet (Ordinance 005-2019) unless a vacancy exists longer than 4 months at which time Council may appoint a non-resident that resides within the boundaries of the Northwest Independent School District.

City Staff Liaison

Library board members are provided clerical / administrative support from the library staff and other members of city staff, as appropriate.