Board of Trustees
The Billings Public Library Board of Trustees meets monthly throughout the year, with a planning retreat taking the place of the January meeting each year. The monthly meetings usually take place on the second Thursday of each month in Billings Public Library's second floor Yellowstone Board Room. Billings Public Library operates as a joint city-county library, providing services to the residents of the City of Billings and Yellowstone County under an Interlocal Agreement. An amendment to the interlocal agreement was approved on April 23, 2013 changing the name of the library to the "Billings Public Library."
The Library Board consists of:
- Six City members who serve four year terms
- Three County members who serve five year terms
- View Library Board Bylaws
City - 2nd Term expires 12/31/21
David Darby, Vice-Chair
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/22
County - 2nd Term expires 6/30/20
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/23
Peggy McSweyn, Chair
County - 1st term (partial) expires 6/30/22
City - 1st Term expires 12/31/21
City - 1st term (partial) expires: 12/31/2021
The primary role of the Library Board is to advocate for the Library. The Library Board shall prepare a three-year plan for Library services and programs by January 1 of each year, to serve as direction for Library staff for preparation of the Library budget for the following and future fiscal years.
The Library Board shall be responsible for annual review, revision and approval of all Library policies relating to public services, programs and use of Library, subject to submission no later than March 1 of each year to the City Attorney’s office for legal review, for implementation by July 1, the beginning of each fiscal year.The City Administrator shall consult with the Library Board, and the Library Board shall provide input, on all matters relating to the hiring and evaluation of the Library Director.