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Library Board of Trustees

The Library Board of Trustees is a group of seven citizens to whom the administration of the public library is entrusted. The Board of Trustees of the Lincoln City Libraries is an administrative board appointed by the Lincoln City Council. It is the trustees’ obligation to work toward improvement in library services through well-trained staff and efficient use of funds; to support adequate funding for good library service; and to promote the best possible use of all library resources.

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees has adopted this Position Statement regarding a Central Library Project.


Board members

E-mail can be sent to individual Board members or to the Board as a whole at

Dan Sloan, President
Term: 2018-2025

Joe Shaw, Vice President
Term: 2019-2026

Donna Marvin, Treasurer
Term: 2016-2023

Lowell Berg
Term: 2015-2022

Rhonda Seacrest
Term: 2017-2024

Jackie Ostrowicki
Term: 2020-2027

Lisa Hale
Term: 2021-2028

Nichole Bogen, County Liaison
Term: 2020-2027

Board meetings

The Lincoln City Libraries Board of Trustees meets the third Tuesday of each month. From time to time it may become necessary to reschedule meetings. If circumstances make it prudent and necessary in any one month, the regular meeting of the Board may be rescheduled with the approval of at least four members of the Board, following notification of all seven Board members. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President, or when a request is made to the President by three Board members. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at 8:00 AM and in the Board Room of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:

2021 Schedule

  • January 19 Cancelled
  • February 16 Rescheduled to February 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • March 16
  • April 20, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
  • May 11, 8:00 a.m., Walt Branchbudget session Cancelled
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • June 29 Special meeting: contract approval
  • July 20
  • August 17, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

The proposed agenda is kept continually current and available for inspection at the Administrative Office of the Bennett Martin Public Library, but the Board shall have the right to modify the agenda at said public meeting when convened. Requests for sign language interpreters will require a minimum of 48 hours advance notice to the Library Director, (402)441-8510.

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and Minutes from Library Board meetings are kept on this site for one year. Earlier minutes (from May 9, 1944 to current) are available in the Library’s Administrative Offices during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2021 Agenda pending
September 21, 2021 Agenda Minutes
August 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
July 20. 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 29, 2021 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2021 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2021 Agenda Minutes
March 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes
February 16, 2021 rescheduled to February 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Agenda Minutes
January 19, 2021 Agenda Meeting cancelled
December 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes

Board Policies

The Library Board is responsible for making policy decisions concerning the employment of the Library Director, materials selection, public rules and regulations, library development, budget, fundraising, public relations, and relationships with other libraries and educational institutions.