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Library Commission

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

2017-2022
Tim O'Shea tim@engagecolorado.com   2015-2020
Alicia Gibb (chair)  amgibb@gmail.com   2014-2018
Joni Teter (vice chair) jteterbpl@gmail.com 303-499-8970 2014-2019

Juana Gomez

juana@lawrenceandgomez.com

303-499-9505

2016-2021

 

Upcoming Commission Meetings

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

  • May 3, 2017 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
  • June 7, 2017 - Carnegie Branch Library, 1125 Pine Street
  • July 15, 2017 - Annual Retreat, Location TBD
  • 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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