[HISTORY: Adopted 11-13-2019 by Ord. No. 19-10. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Former Ch. 4.7, Personnel Board, was repealed 2-11-2019 by Ord. No. 19-04.
The Library Advisory Committee is charged with guiding the Rice Public Library in the development of goals, library policies, programs, services, and collections that meet the needs of the community and library patrons.
Establish bylaws to govern routine Committee proceedings;
Develop and recommend to the Council a mission statement for the Rice Public Library, and promote and advocate for the mission of the Rice Public Library;
Understand the needs and goals of the community and guide the Rice Public Library in the development of programs, collections, and services that meet such needs and goals;
Prepare and recommend for adoption by the Town Council a five-year strategic plan with evaluation goals; update and monitor progress towards implementation of the adopted strategic plan;
Recommend the establishment and timely update of library policies for programs, collections, lending, confidentiality, and services that are aligned with the American Library Association and State of Maine's Public Library Standards, and that advance the goals of the library and support the strategic plan;
Stay informed of the library statistics, financial status, funding sources and needs of the library, advise on the annual development of the budget, focusing on the strategic plan implementation;
Review and provide input on the annual capital program to the Capital Improvement Program Committee; and
Report at such intervals as the Town Council may direct on programs, use, and implementation progress of the strategic plan.
The Committee consists of seven voting members: one Town Councilor, one member from the nonprofit Library Board of Directors, one member from the Friends of the Library and four citizen members. The Library Director is an ex-officio member without voting rights.
Citizen member appointments, or reappointments, are to be for three-year terms, except as otherwise specified. Members representing the Council, nonprofit Library Board of Directors, and Friends of the Library serve until their successors are appointed by their respective boards.