Library Board of Trustees

Library Board Meetings

The November Library Board meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for December 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Northam on March 12, 2020, Library Board meetings will be held electronically in accordance with §2.2-3708.2 of the Code of Virginia until further notice. For meeting access information, please contact the library director.

Meeting Minutes

Minutes are available following approval. Approved minutes may be viewed here.

Library Board of Trustees Members

NamePositionDistrict
Holly StallworthChairpersonDistrict 1
Karen BradburyVice ChairpersonDistrict 2
Randy SchulkersTreasurerAt-Large
Pat DeweySecretaryDistrict 4
Susan AshBoard MemberDistrict 4
Joanne FicoBoard MemberDistrict 3
Geri VenableBoard MemberDistrict 5


Ex Officio Members

NamePosition
Whitney BerrimanLibrary Director & Staff Liaison

Mission

Powhatan County Public Library is an innovative resource serving as a community center, providing access to technology, engaging activities, and excellent customer service.

Click here to view the Policy and Procedure Manual for the Library Board of Trustees.

Click here to view PCPL's Five Year Plan for 2016-2020.

Duties

  • The Board becomes familiar with the State and Federal aid programs and with State and National library standards.
  • The Board observes what constitutes good library service by reading, attending library meetings, and visiting other libraries.
  • Each Board member works actively for the improvement of all libraries by supporting library legislation in the State and Nation.
  • The Library Board has control of the expenditures of all monies credited to the Library.
  • The Board accepts donations and bequests of money, personal property or real estate for the establishment and maintenance of the Library. Authority to accept and distribute federal funds, to accept grants and to allocate such funds subject to restrictions under Virginia State Code 42.1-57 rests with the Library Board.

Finances

The Library Board has control of the expenditures of all monies credited to the library. The board also accepts donations and bequests of money, personal property or real estate for the establishment and maintenance of the library. Authority to accept and distribute federal funds, to accept grants and to allocate such funds subject to restrictions under Virginia State Code 42.1-57 rests with the Library Board.

  1. Membership
  2. Appointment
  3. Composition

Library Board of Trustee Membership

  • Pursuant to the requirements of the Code of Virginia §42.1-35 and the adopted by-laws, the Powhatan County Public Library Board of Trustees shall consist of not less than 7 members and no more than 9 members and shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors of Powhatan County.
  • The Library Board may request that the number be increased or decreased if it is advisable.
  • Traditionally, members are appointed by district, with 2 at-large members.

Compensation

There is no compensation for serving on this board.