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Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees consists of five members appointed by the City Council.
Each term is for 3 years, after which the board member must be re-appointed.


Nancy Collins -
Chair


Steven Freeman -
Trustee


Patti vanVoorst -
Trustee

 
Marva Hitchcock - Trustee

 
Rebecca Martinez - Trustee


Agendas and Monthly Reports

Current Agenda
November 21, 2016 - Cancelled

Previous Agendas

FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017
July 20, 2015 July 18, 2016
August 17, 2015 August 15, 2016
September 21, 2015 September 19, 2016
October 19, 2015
November 16, 2015
December 22, 2015 - Cancelled
January 25, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
April 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
June 20, 2016

Minutes

FY 2015-2016 FY 2016-2017
July 20, 2015 July 18, 2016
August 17, 2015 August 15, 2016
September 21, 2015 September 19, 2016
October 19, 2015
November 16, 2015
December 22, 2015 - Cancelled
January 25, 2016
February 22, 2016
March 21, 2016
April 18, 2016
May 16, 2016
June 20, 2016

Mission Statement

The mission of the Orange Public Library Board of Trustees is to support the Orange Public Library, and work in partnership with the library staff to provide programs and resources that seek to inform, educate, and enrich the Orange community, and insure the preservation of Orange local history.

Goals

To fulfill this mission, the Board of Trustees’ goals include:

  • Strengthen the position of the Orange Public Library as the information center for the community
  • Develop and approve policies and regulations that reflect the needs of Orange residents and governs library services
  • Advocate literacy for all ages
  • Seek input from the public to determine their wants and desires
  • Help promote and expand the unique, community generated collection in the Local History Center
  • Work with the library staff in the vision, planning and goal setting for the Library’s future
  • Extend the scope and reach of the Library, outside its physical facilities and traditional physical collection, including alliances with business, educational organizations, and civic groups
  • Work and coordinate resources with library support organizations, including the Friends of the Orange Public Library and the Orange Public Library Foundation

Board Authority

The Orange Public Library Board of Trustees consists of five (5) trustees serving in an advisory capacity, and is established under the California Education Code Sections 18910-18927. The Orange City Council appoints trustees to staggered three-year renewable terms. Although the Board generally functions in an advisory capacity, it is responsible for library policies and regulations. Monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees are open to the public, and are subject to the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act  and the Orange Public Library Board of Trustees By-laws.

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