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 and Arts - David Farnan at 303-441-3104
The Library Commission consists of five members appointed by City Council, each to a five-year term.
Library Commission Members
|Tim O'Shea (chair)||[email protected]||
|Juana Gomez (vice chair)||[email protected]||303-499-9505||2016-2021|
|Joel Koenig||[email protected]||720-979-1104||2017-2022|
|Jane Sykes-Wilson||[email protected]||2018-2023|
Upcoming Commission Meetings
The Library Commission generally meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.
- Jan. 8, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room*
- Feb. 5, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
- Mar. 14, 2020 - Annual Retreat at 2520 55th St., OSMP North Community Room**
- Apr. 1, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
- May 6, 2020 - Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Rd
- June 3, 2020 - Carnegie Branch Library, 1125 Pine Street
- July Commission Break
- Aug. 5, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
- Sept. 2, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
- Oct. 7, 2020 - George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Dr.
- Nov. 4, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
- Dec. 2, 2020 - Main Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Canyon Meeting Room
*January meeting moved to second week to avoid holiday
**Regular March meeting replaced by annual retreat