Legally, DeKalb County Public Library is a state chartered governmental organization governed by a Board of Trustees. DCPL also operates as a Department of DeKalb County Georgia.
Trustees are appointed to public library boards to formulate policy, administer funds, and govern library service to the community. Trustees work for the betterment of the library system.
The governing body of DeKalb County Public Library is the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is composed of citizens from DeKalb County who are appointed by governmental agencies supporting the library on a regular basis.
The Board of Trustees approves library budgets and assumes responsibility for presenting the fiscal needs of the library system to funding agencies.
The Board of Trustees establishes policies for library services and programs, sets policies for receipt of gifts of money and property, and plans for long-range library development.
The Board of Trustees employs the Library Director and evaluates the performance of the Director. Authority for technical administration and supervision of the library system is vested in the Library Director.
The Library Board of Trustees normally meets during the months of January, March, May, July, August, October and December. The Board Chair presides.
|Mr. Joel Gottlieb (Co-Chair)||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Jamil Zainaldin (Co-Chair)||City of Decatur|
|Mr. Jose Paniagua (Treasurer)||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Carrie Armistead||City of Doraville|
|Ms. Bettye Davis||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Cynthia Dunn||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Sara Fountain||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Deborah Jackson||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Herbert McCoy||DeKalb County|
|Ms. Carol Morgan||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Michael Thurmond||DeKalb County|
|Mr. Zachary Williams||DeKalb County|
2023 Schedule of Meetings
|Meeting Date||Meeting Location (Tentative)||Agenda|
|Monday, January 9||Library Administrative Center||January Agenda|
|Monday, March 13||Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library||March Agenda|
|Monday, May 8||Library Administrative Center||May Agenda|
|Monday, June 26||Stonecrest Library|
|Monday, August 14||Library Administrative Center|
|Monday, October 9||Embry Hills Library|
|Monday, December 4||Library Administrative Center|