Library Board

  • No. of Members: 7
  • Term Length: Three Years
  • Term Limit: Nine Years (Three consecutive terms)
  • Compensation: None
  • Training Required:  None
  • Meeting Schedule: Bi-monthly, 3rd Wed of alternating months – 5:15 p.m.
  • Appointment:  4 members are appointed by the Douglas County Board of
  • Commissioners; 2 members are appointed by the Douglas County Board of Education; 1 member is appointed by the City of Douglasville Mayor and Council

The Board receives reports from the Library Director and Regional Director, discusses policies, trends, etc., and also tries to find ways to assist the libraries in their Mission.  This group is an advisory board. 

Qualifications:  resident of Douglas County who is interested in the library. 

The DC Library Board is an advisory and advocacy board.  Two members of the county board also serve on the West GA Regional Library board in Carrollton.  The regional board makes policy concerning matters that are within local authority, generally oversees regional library construction projects, and hires the regional library director.  

The county board meets at 5:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of alternating months at one of the libraries in the Douglas County system. A typical meeting consists of reports from the County Librarian and from the WGRL Library Director and general discussion of library issues.