The name of this organization shall be Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees.
The objectives of the Library Board are to provide free public library services to all residents of the contracting jurisdictions in accordance with the Virginia Code; regulations of the State Library System; and local ordinances.
The Library Board shall consist of not less than five members (Va. Code 42.1-35) and shall include such additional members as may be determined by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors or by contract entered into by the Supervisors with other jurisdictions to provide regional library service. 1 (Va. Code 42.1-34).
A member whose term has expired may continue to serve until a successor is appointed. A member shall be eligible to serve an unlimited number of successive terms.
The Library Board shall manage and control the Fairfax County Public Library (Va. Code 42.1-35).
The Vice Chair shall act in the absence of the Chair and shall perform any other duties assigned by the Chair.
The representative to the Fairfax Library Foundation Board shall:
Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (current edition) shall govern this Board in all cases in which they are applicable and in which they are not in conflict with these Bylaws.
1 Each Fairfax County magisterial district is represented on the Library Board. In addition, there is an At-Large member. Fairfax City Council appoints one member of the Library Board. The School Board appoints one member of the Library Board. Trustees are nominated by each member of the Board of Supervisors, and appointed by the full Board of Supervisors”. Once appointed, a Trustee can only be removed if the full Board of Supervisors determines that the Trustee has committed misconduct or neglect of duty.
2 The Fairfax Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity established by the Library Board in September 1994. The Director of the Fairfax County Public Library, the Chair of the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees, and a member elected annually by the Fairfax County Public Library Board of Trustees shall serve as ex-officio voting members.
April 14, 2021