Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.  

The only entrance requirement is interest.

--Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady

Meetings

  • 1st Wednesdays at 3:30 pm
  • Board Room of Marshall Public Library
  • Open to the public

Agendas & Minutes

View the most recent agenda and minutes. Agendas are available prior to the meetings; minutes are available following approval.  

Trustees

The Board of Trustees was established by the City Commission on December 11, 1969 for the purpose of assisting the city staff and promoting usage and development of the Marshall Public Library. The City Commission appoints members to this board at its December meeting.  View a Roster of the Board of Trustees (PDF) dating back to 1970.

  • Scherry Earl (2nd term)
      Expires December 2021
  • Peggy Emerson (1st term)
      Expires December 2021
  • Ruby Pye (1st term)
      Expires December 2021
  • Christina Deel (2nd term); Secretary
      Expires December 2022
  • Darlene Dotson (1st term); Vice Chair
      Expires December 2022
  • Jenny Kerr (1st term)
      Expires December 2022
  • Dr. Patrick Winters (1st term); Chair
      Expires December 2022

Staff Liaison: Anna Lane, Library Director

Guidelines

The Board of Trustees acts as an advisory board and follows these guidelines:


Policies

The policies of Marshall Public Library are approved by both the Board of Trustees and the City Commission.

  • Circulation Policy (PDF) contains information about library card applications, check-out limits, overdue fines, replacement costs for damaged materials, and interlibrary loans.
  • Collection Development Policy (PDF) outlines the criteria used for the selection of materials, the responsibility for collection development and maintenance, and the process for reconsideration of materials.
  • Internet Use Policy (PDF) is a resource that guides the library in its service of providing public access to information beyond the confines of its own collection.


Quarterly Reports

Highlights of current library programs and events as well as progress on the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan goals are shared with the Board of Trustees, City Council, and County Commissioners.

American Library Association (ALA) Legislation, Advocacy, and Issues