The Board of Trustees governs and oversees the library. It operates chiefly though a number of committees that are led by Trustees. Many of these committees have volunteer members who participate in the work of the committee. Volunteers on committees typically bring specific skills and experiences related to the responsibilities of the committee. Most committees meet monthly and require work in support of the activities of the committee outside of the meetings.
Executive Committee – President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Corresponding Secretary.. Responsible for overall coordination of the Board’s activities. Typically does not include volunteers.
Finance Committee – Treasurer, President and other Trustees. Volunteers typically have extensive financial management skills and experience. Committee meets monthly.
Fundraising Committee – various Trustees and volunteers. Responsible for raising approximately 35% of the annual budget of the library. This committee has volunteers on the committee and depends on many other volunteers to work on the myriad tasks involved in planning and putting on fundraising events. Work commitments range from a few hours for an event to many hours per week.
History Room Committee – various Trustees, library staff and volunteers. Responsible for the unique resources of the History Room. Volunteers work on many tasks in archiving, preservation, and cataloging. Volunteers also work with visitors to the room seeking to use its resources. Committee meets monthly. Work commitments range from a few hours for to many hours per week.Volunteers are typically quite knowledgeable of local history and continuing to develop that knowledge.
Marketing Committee – various Trustees, library staff and volunteers. Conducts all of the marketing activities for the library. Many volunteer opportunities in all areas of marketing. Work commitments range from a few hours for a task to many hours per week. Committee meets monthly with assignments outside of the meetings.
Nominating/Volunteers Committee – various Trustees. Responsible for finding new Trustees to fill the regular openings on the Board created by the term limits imposed by the ByLaws and resignations for other reasons. Also responsible for coordinating activities to attract, train, and retain volunteers for the library.
Program Committee – various Trustees, library staff and volunteers. Responsible for planning, funding and delivering programs. Opportunities for working in specific topic areas, grant writing, event/program planning, and program delivery. Work commitments range from a few hours for an event to many hours per week.