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Library Board of Trustees

The Lancaster County Board of Commissioners and the Library Board of Trustees for the Lincoln City Libraries are seeking applicants for a County Liaison on the Library Board of Trustees. Applicants must live in Lancaster County outside the City of Lincoln’s city limits.


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 using the addresses given below, or to the Board as a whole at

Lisa Hale, President
Term: 2017-2021

Dan Sloan, Vice-President
Term: 2018-2025

Joe Shaw, Treasurer
Term: 2019-2026

Lowell Berg
Term: 2015-2022

Donna Marvin
Term: 2016-2023

Rhonda Seacrest
Term: 2017-2024

Jackie Ostrowicki
Term: 2020-2027

County Liaison (vacant)
Term: 2018-2025

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:

2020 Schedule

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 17
  • April 21, 6:00 p.m. postponed to May 19
  • May 13, 8:00 a.m., Gere Branchbudget update meeting
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

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 20, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 15, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 21, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 16, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 19, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 13, 2020 Agenda  Minutes
March 17, 2020 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2020 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2019 Agenda Minutes
December 17, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2019 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.