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Legally, DeKalb County Public Library is a state chartered governmental organization governed by a Board of Trustees. DCPL also operates as a Department of DeKalb County Georgia.
Trustees are appointed to public library boards to formulate policy, administer funds, and govern library service to the community. Trustees work for the betterment of the library system.
The governing body of DeKalb County Public Library is the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is composed of citizens from DeKalb County who are appointed by governmental agencies supporting the library on a regular basis.
The Board of Trustees approves library budgets and assumes responsibility for presenting the fiscal needs of the library system to funding agencies.
The Board of Trustees establishes policies for library services and programs, sets policies for receipt of gifts of money and property, and plans for long-range library development.
The Board of Trustees employs the Library Director and evaluates the performance of the Director. Authority for technical administration and supervision of the library system is vested in the Library Director.
The Library Board of Trustees normally meets during the months of January, March, May, July, August, October and December. The Board Chair presides.
|Mr. Herbert McCoy (Co-Chair)||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Carol Morgan (Co-Chair)||City of Decatur|
|Mr. Joel Gottlieb (Treasurer)||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Valerie Boyd||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Deborah Jackson||DeKalb County|
|Carrie Armistead||City of Doraville|
|Ms. Sara Fountain||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Michael Thurmond ex officio||DeKalb County|
|(Teen Representative, Vacant)||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Jamil Zainaldin||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Zachary Williams||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Jose Paniagua||DeKalb County|
|Meeting Date||Meeting Location (Tentative)||Agenda|
|Monday, January 10||Zoom (Board meeting is open to virtual public participation)||January Agenda|
|Monday, March 7|
Zoom (Board meeting is open to virtual public participation)
|Monday, May 9||Zoom (Board meeting is open to virtual public participation)|
Monday, June 27
|Monday, August 8||Library Administrative Center|
|Monday, October 10||Embry Hills Library|
|Monday, December 5||Library Administrative Center|