Nevada Public Library Trustees


Tammy Westergard
Assistant Administrator for Library & Development Services

Congratulations on your appointment to serve as a public library trustee for your community! You are to be commended for your interest and involvement. Your active participation is needed to help Nevada public libraries grow stronger and increase services to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the people of Nevada.

This page provides a link to the Nevada Public Library Trustee Manual.  The manual will serve as a guide to help you get started and become comfortable with your role as a public library trustee. It is designed to provide you with basic information and to be used as a quick reference for helping you do your job in an efficient, effective manner. Think of it as a map by which you can explore the opportunities, responsibilities, and liabilities of serving as a public library trustee.

All public library boards are bound by a variety of laws that govern their policies and operating procedures. You will find copies of Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 379, Public Libraries contained in the manual. While all Nevada public libraries share legal authority described in the NRS, each library serves the unique needs of the local community. Please use this manual to develop your individual role and participation as a public library trustee.