Leadership and Governance

How is the Friends of Beebe Library governed?
The Friends of Beebe is governed by a Board consisting of:
•  President
•  Vice President
•  Treasurer
•  Assistant Treasurer
•  Secretary
•  Directors
The Board is guided by the Friends' bylaws and applicable State and Federal laws regulating non-profit organizations. A member of the Library's staff attends Board meetings in a non-voting capacity.

Are there other leadership roles beside the elected Board of Directors' positions?
Yes, there are coordinators for the following: Membership, Newsletter, Publicity, Book Sale, Social Media, Website, Special Events, Volunteers, Beebe Boutique Product Coordinator.

What are the duties of the Board and coordinators?
These are detailed in the Friends of Beebe Library bylaws.

How long are the terms of office for Board members and coordinator positions?
Officer terms are 2 years and Directors' terms are 1 year. There is no limit to the coordinator terms. Positions do open up, and we frequently need people to serve on the Board or to volunteer for a committee.

When does the Friends' Board of Directors meet?
The Board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., in the Beebe Library's Trustees Room on the second floor. The Board may meet in June on a date to be announced but it does not meet during July and August.

What does the Board do?
Members of the Board are required to attend monthly Board meetings, review and approve meeting minutes and financial reports, participate in discussions of topics on the agenda, vote on expenditures for specific programming or items to purchase. They also participate in fund raising activities such as the Book Sale and Fall Book Giveaway.

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