Blount County Board of Trustees Update...
written by Denise Robertson
The Blount County Board of Trustees meets at the Library in the Kathy Pagles board room every third Tuesday at 5:30. The current members representing Alcoa, Maryville and the county are: Bill Beaty (Chair), John McArthur (Secretary), Judge David Duggan, Belinda Kenny, Dr. Susan Schneibel, and Mary Beth West. Also in attendance representing the state is Beth Mercer, Director of the Ocoee River Regional Library System. A representative from the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library also attend as all of these groups work together to support the Library and its efforts. The Board of Trustees directs all affairs of the library including providing guidance, feedback and approval to the Library Director and staff in the creation of policies, approval of the budget and other major decisions.
K.C. Williams, Library Director, provides a report to the group on what is happening in the library, future plans, any current problems as well as usage statistics so that the Trustees have a good picture of the health of the Library. Library managers and administrators also attend to support the Director in keeping the Trustees informed. Their presence allows for immediate answers to the Trustees questions as well as they receive insight into what the Trustees expect from the Library and staff. The representatives from the Foundation and the Friends also are given the opportunity to report on their group's activities. Everyone that is there cares deeply about the Library and the people it serves so the meetings are very congenial and collaborative. If all of these people make the room sound crowded, it often is. But this meeting is open to the public and if you would like to attend, room can always be made for one more!
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