Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board is composed of nine citizens that are appointed by the City Council.  The Director of Libraries serves as ex officio member of the Board.  The normal term of office is two years; four members shall complete their full term of office in odd numbered years and five members shall complete their full term of office in even numbered years.  They meet monthly on second Mondays at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Board room.  All meetings are open to the public unless the Board goes into executive session.  Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted on the website for citizen review. 

The purpose of the Library Board is to advise the City Council on problems relating to the Public Library and to recommend plans and programs to promote the library system for the city.  The Board approves library policies, long range plans, and other pertinent documents as they are recommended by Claire Bausch, Director of Libraries.  

The Board's Liaison, Claire Bausch, can be contacted at 972-205-2543.

Download Library Board Agendas and Minutes.

Library Board Members

  • Chair
    Bettye Haynes
  • Vice Chair & Alternate Northeast Texas Library System Lay Representative
    Allen (Mike) McCorstin
  • Julius Irozuru
  • Lynnell “Patricia” Boone
  • Corsharra Jackson
  • Robert Brandon, Jr.
  • Barbara Chick
  • Barbara Stanley
  • Jerry Redden