SJC St. Johns County
Board of County Commissioners
Board And Committee Application
Board And Committee Application

Board/Committee Name:   Library Advisory Board

Purpose:   The purpose of the Library Advisory Board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on the establishment, operation and maintenance of free public library service within St. Johns County. The Library Advisory Board plays an integral role in offering advice, ideas, support, and advocacy for the St. Johns County Public Library System.

General Qualifications:   Seeking representation from ALL County Commission Districts. Members are appointed for 4-year terms.

Meeting Schedule:   This Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 9:00am with the meeting location rotating each month to a specific branch library.

Roster Info:   The Library Advisory Board’s primary responsibilities are to: • Advise the governing body regarding recruitment and employment of a qualified library director. • Recommend written policies to govern the operation and programs of the library. • Participate in short-term, long-term, and strategic planning, including evaluation components. • Keep the governing body apprised of the funding needs of the library and to assist in the preparation and presentation of the annual library budget. • Be familiar with local, state, and federal library laws and their implications for the local library. • Ensure the library has an active marketing and community relations program. • Provide a forum for public communication on library issues. The mission of the St. Johns County Library Advisory Board is to advise the Board of County Commissioners in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of a free public library system, which will provide organized access to meet educational, informational, recreational, and cultural needs of the general public.

Max Members   7

BCC Staff Support     Phone
Debra Rhodes Gibson904-827-6926

Term Length:   4

Current Vacancies:  
MemberVacanciesAccepted ThroughView Qualifications
District 3 Rep18/12/2024 Click for detail
District 4 Rep18/12/2024 Click for detail

Future Vacancies:  
MemberDistrictAnticipated AvailabilityView Qualifications
District 3 Rep3 9/30/2024 Click for detail
District 4 Rep4 9/30/2024 Click for detail