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  • Boards and Commissions: Library Board of Trustees



    The Library Board of Trustees is a governing board that governs the affairs of the Jefferson County Public Library View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. that serves its citizens in accordance of the applicable statutes and laws serving the citizens of Jefferson County.


    • Establishes governing policies.
    • Employs the executive director.
    • Recommends a budget and dispenses funds.
    • Acquires and oversees libraries and library assets.
    • Participates in strategic planning and library advocacy.


    • Must be a Jefferson County resident.
    • An understanding of laws governing public meetings and availability of public records.
    • A willingness to uphold First Amendment rights
    • A willingness to commit time and energy to the position, including regular meeting attendance.
    • The ability to read and understand meeting documentation.
    • A desire to see the library assume an important role in the community.
    • A willingness to work with the rest of the board to make sound decisions.
    • The ability to participate in discussions without dominating a meeting.
    • A thorough knowledge of the community he or she represents.
    • An ability to advocate for the library.
    • A commitment to the progress of the library.
    • A willingness to consider new programs, methods and technology to solve problems.
    • A willingness to attend retreats, conferences and workshops for continuing education.
    • The willingness to participate in fundraising efforts, when needed.
    • Familiarity with local and national issues that may affect libraries.
    • A willingness to take on leadership roles within the board.


    Meetings are held on the second and third Thursday of each month.

    Members and Length of Terms:

    There are seven members that will serve three-year terms.

    To Apply:

    Please use the online general application located on the volunteer board vacancies page. All available citizen positions will be advertised.

    For current volunteer member names, information about membership or committees, please contact the County Manager’s Office at countymanager@jeffco.us or 303-271-8508.