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Library Commission

Group interviews for the 2017 applicants to Boards and Commissions will be held in 1777 West Conference Room of the Municipal Building and will take place on:

  • Thursday, March 9
  • Tuesday, March 14
  • Thursday, March 16

Boards will be assigned a date and time for group interviews soon after the application process closes in February.

 


The Library Commission was established in 1917 in the Charter of the city of Boulder, Colorado:  Article IX: Advisory Commissions , Sections 130, 132-134.

The function of the commission is further defined in the Boulder Revised Code (BRC),  2-3-8 Library Commission .

  • The library commission of the City of Boulder consists of five members appointed by the city council for five-year terms.
  • The City Charter gives the Library Commission the following powers:
    • Adopt bylaws, rules, or policies for its guidance and governance;
    • Provide advice to assist in preparation and revision of a master plan for the development and maintenance of a modern library system within the city;
    • Review annually the library budget prepared by the library director prior to its submittal to the city manager and make recommendations regarding approval or modification of the same;
    • Review periodically the library director's operational service plans and make comments and recommendations;
    • Make recommendations to the library director and the city council on library facilities, including capital improvements, maintenance of existing facilities, and need for new facilities;
    • Review the library director's annual report and make comments and recommendations;
    • Represent the library to the community and the community to the library with the goal of building awareness, understanding and support;
    • Take steps as the library commission may deem feasible to encourage grants or gifts in support of the library; and
    • Oversee specific monies within the Library Fund that originate from gifts, bequests or donations.

The Library Commission generally meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, in the Canyon Meeting Room .

  • Director of Library & Arts - David Farnan at 303-441-3104 
  • Staff Liaison - Maureen Malone at 303-441-3106

The Library Commission consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.

Library Commission Members

NAME EMAIL PHONE APPOINTMENT DATES
Joel Koenig joelkoe44@gmail.com

720-979-1104

2016-2017
Tim O'Shea tim@engagecolorado.com   2015-2020
Alicia Gibb (vice chair)  amgibb@gmail.com   2014-2018
Joni Teter (chair) jteterbpl@gmail.com 303-499-8970 2014-2019

Juana Gomez

juana@lawrenceandgomez.com

303-499-9505

2016-2021

 

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events scheduled for the near future.

See more upcoming events in the Calendar of Events

Upcoming Commission Meetings

The Library Commission generally meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

  • February 1, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • March 1, 2017 - Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Rd.
  • April 5, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • May 3, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • June 7, 2017 - Carnegie Branch Library, 1125 Pine Street
  • July 5, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • August 2, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • September 6, 2017- Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • October 4, 2017 - George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Dr.
  • November 1, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • December 6, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
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