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Legally, DeKalb County Public Library is a state chartered governmental organization governed by a Board of Trustees. DCPL also operates as a Department of DeKalb County Georgia.

Trustees are appointed to public library boards to formulate policy, administer funds, and govern library service to the community. Trustees work for the betterment of the library system.

The governing body of DeKalb County Public Library is the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is composed of citizens from DeKalb County who are appointed by governmental agencies supporting the library on a regular basis.

The Board of Trustees approves library budgets and assumes responsibility for presenting the fiscal needs of the library system to funding agencies.

The Board of Trustees establishes policies for library services and programs, sets policies for receipt of gifts of money and property, and plans for long-range library development.

The Board of Trustees employs the Library Director and evaluates the performance of the Director. Authority for technical administration and supervision of the library system is vested in the Library Director.

The Library Board of Trustees normally meets during the months of January, March, May, July, August, October and December. The Board Chair presides.

 
Member Appointing Agency  
Ms. Julia H. Jones (Chair) DeKalb County  
Dr. Curtis Clark (Vice Chair) DeKalb County  
Ms. Carol Morgan (Treasurer) City of Decatur  
Mr. Jon Abercrombie DeKalb County  
Ms. Sara Fountain DeKalb County  
Ms. Louella Jenkins City of Doraville  
Ms. Elizabeth Joyner DeKalb County  
Mr. Lee May ex officio DeKalb County  
Judge Desiree Sutton Peagler DeKalb County  
Ms. Belinda Pedroso DeKalb County  
Ms. Deborah Torbush DeKalb County  
Mr. Zachary Williams ex officio DeKalb County  

2013-2015 Schedule of Meetings:

NOTE: Special Called Meeting Friday, November 21, 2014

 
Meeting Date: Meeting Location:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Northlake-Barbara Loar Library
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Covington Library
Tuesday, June 26, 2014 (Executive Committee meeting at 4:30 p.m.) Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Library Administrative Center

Monday, August 11, 2014 (Rescheduled from August 12)

Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Northlake-Barbara Loar Library
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Gresham Library
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Library Administrative Center
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Library Administrative Center
 

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