Volunteers Wanted For West Florida Public Library Board Of Governance

January 11, 2020

The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is seeking county residents interested in volunteering to be considered for an appointment to the West Florida Public Library Board of Governance.

The duties of the board include establishing policy and overseeing the management of Escambia County library services and making recommendations to the BCC regarding the annual budget according to the purposes and authority set forth in resolutions, interlocal agreements and other agreements, as well as state and federal laws. These duties also include establishing an annual plan of service and the long-range strategic planning of library services.

West Florida Public Libraries provides service to all of Escambia County, with the board typically meeting on the fourth Monday of the month from 4-6:30 p.m.

Residents interested in serving on the board are asked to submit a resume and letter indicating their desire to serve by close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Resumes should be submitted to Todd J. Humble, Director, West Florida Public Libraries, 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola, FL, 32502 or by email to tjhumble@mywfpl.com.

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3 Responses to “Volunteers Wanted For West Florida Public Library Board Of Governance”

  1. BillyBob on January 14th, 2020 11:16 am

    The West Florida Public Libraries name is a holdover from years ago. WFPL is currently a department and service of Escambia County. The West Florida Regional Library system (run by the City of Pensacola, jointly funded by the city and both counties) served Escambia and Santa Rosa counties for many years, until about 2006 when SR broke off to do their own thing. At that time, the name of this system was changed to West Florida Public Library. In 2013, Escambia County took over administration of the library system and the name was adjusted again to West Florida Public Libraries.

  2. BillyBob on January 11th, 2020 10:33 am

    And why are resumes being submitted to the person who answers to the Board of Governance? Why are the resumes not submitted to the County Commissioners responsible for selecting members of the BoG. It just seems a little strange that the library director, or his staff, could have first chop at the stack of applicants.

  3. Robert Jackson on January 11th, 2020 5:02 am

    West Florida Public Library

    Which counties does this liberry serve?
    Change the name to reflect the jurisdiction and funding:
    Escambia County

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