Provides general supervision of the public library, establishes policies, and issues necessary regulations for the governance of the library. The Board gives guidance to the Library Director in the preparation of the budget and advises the City Council and the City Manager.
The Library Board of Trustees is legally established in Chapter 24 of the City Code of Falls Church as provided in Section 24-3. It is composed of 7 members and is appointed by the City Council from among eligible voters resident in the city. Each member is appointed for a term of 4 years. Upon the expiration of a term of office, the member holding that office may continue to serve until a successor is qualified. Any vacancy is filled for the unexpired term as soon as possible in the same manner as members of the board are usually chosen. Board members do not receive a salary or other compensation for their services, but necessary expenses actually incurred are authorized from library funds. A member may be removed for misconduct or neglect of duty by the City Council.
The Library Board holds regular meetings once a month, generally on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the library's Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting announcements are posted on the library's bulletin board, at City Hall, and on the library's and city's websites. A copy of current and past agendas, board packets, and minutes are available for public review at the library's Reference Desk. Agendas and final minutes (once they are approved by the Board) from the past 6 months are also posted online.
Emails may be sent to the Library Board of Trustees through its Staff Liaison, Mary McMahon.