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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

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Dan Sloan, President
Term: 2018-2025

Joe Shaw, Vice President
Term: 2019-2026

Jackie Ostrowicki, Treasurer
Term: 2020-2027

Rhonda Seacrest
Term: 2017-2024

Lisa Hale
Term: 2021-2028

Morgan Gerteisen
Term: 2023-2029

Patty Beutler
Term: 2023-2030

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 on the fourth floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library, 14th & N Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska. The following is a list of the meeting dates:

2023 Schedule

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18, 6:00 p.m., Eiseley Branch
  • May 16
  • June 20, 6:00 p.m., Anderson Branch
  • July 18, 6:00 p.m., Walt Branch
  • August 15, 6:00 p.m., Gere Branch
  • September 19
  • October 17, 6:00 p.m., Williams Branch (in the Air Park Community Center meeting room, across the hall from the library)
  • November 21
  • December 19

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
November 21, 2023 Agenda pending
October 17, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
August 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2023 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2023 Agenda Minutes
January 17, 2023 Agenda Minutes
December 20, 2022 Agenda Minutes
November 8, 2022 Agenda Minutes
October 18, 2022 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.