What Is a Library Board of Control?
The Bossier Parish Library Board of Control is the governing body of the Bossier Parish Libraries system. The Library Board of Control is comprised of community members of Bossier Parish who are appointed by the Bossier Parish Police Jury to serve five-year terms; appointees may serve more than one term. The purpose of the Library Board of Control is to ensure that citizens of Bossier Parish are provided information resources, recreational reading, cultural and historical materials, and civic services generally associated with public libraries.
To contact the Library Board of Control, you may send correspondence to the Parish Administrator or Parish President at this address:
Bossier Parish Police Jury
204 Burt Blvd (physical)
P.O. Box 70 (mailing)
Benton, LA 71006
What Does a Library Board of Control Do?
La. R.S. 25:215 states that the board of control shall have authority to establish rules and regulations for its own government and that of the library not inconsistent with law.
Practically speaking, the board:
- Employs and evaluates the library director.
- Establishes and adopts written library policies.
- Works to secure adequate funding for the library system.
- Adopts the library system’s annual budget.
- Is responsible for providing and maintaining library facilities, resources, and services.
- Develops the library’s plan of service, setting short and long-range goals and objectives.
- Serves as a connecting link between the library and the community, actively promoting and advocating for the library.
- Upholds ethical responsibilities established by the Louisiana Board of Ethics with truth, integrity, and honor.
Library Board of Control
- Doug Rimmer, President
- Charles Gray, Vice President
- Glenn Benton
- Bob Brotherton
- Charles Gray
- Julianna Parks
- Doug Rimmer
The President of the Bossier Parish Police Jury serves as an ex officio member of the Board.
All Library Board meetings are open to the public.
Next Regular Meeting: 5-18-2023 Board Meeting Agenda