Volunteer Wanted For West Florida Public Library Board of Governance

January 26, 2023

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 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 9. 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.

Resumes submitted to a BCC agenda for consideration will become part of the official minutes and are subject to public records requests.

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3 Responses to “Volunteer Wanted For West Florida Public Library Board of Governance”

  1. Brett on January 28th, 2023 7:32 pm

    Actually pay folks to do this work. Nobody is gonna do a hard job for no pay.

  2. Lisa on January 26th, 2023 2:02 pm

    This sounds like an awful lot for a volunteer to have to do, while spending their own money on transportation, etc. Maybe, stop being cheap and pay someone to fulfill these duties.

  3. Library guy on January 26th, 2023 9:42 am

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Applications for the WFPL Board should not be submitted to the person the Board oversees! The BoCC should take in the applications and select the members of the WFPL Board. Mr. Humble, the library director, answers to both the BoCC and the WFPL Board, therefore should not be involved in the selection of the Board members.

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