Library Board

What is the Derby Public Library Board?
The Derby Public Library Board of Trustees is the governing body for the Derby Public Library.

What is the job of the Library Board?
The Library Board is responsible for the policies that govern the internal operations, services and personnel of the library and for the review of those policies on a regular basis. It is also the responsibility of the Board to maintain fiscal accountability, secure operating funds to carry out the library’s mission, and to prepare an annual budget. The Library Board also is charged with the hiring and evaluating of a Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the library.

How do people get on the Library Board?
The first step is the completion of an application that can be obtained at the Derby City Hall. After review of the applications, the Mayor appoints a candidate who is then confirmed by the Derby City Council. Each Board member is eligible to serve two 4-year terms and must live within Derby city limits.

When does the Board meet?
The Library Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library, except during the months of November and December. To avoid conflicts with the holiday season the Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday evening for those two months. Regular meetings are open to the public.

Who is on the Library Board?
Kristin Sen, Chair
Linda Hezlep, Vice-Chair
Melanie Turner, Secretary
Larry Oates, Treasurer

Cindy Dame
Don Blake
Betty Wilken

The Library Board members are community representatives and welcome your comments and suggestions for the Derby Public Library.