This month, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees continues its work – in collaboration with the City of Boulder – to transition the Boulder Public Library, and all of its employees, properties and assets, to the new Boulder Public Library District.
Representatives from the Board of Trustees have been meeting over the last few weeks with the Boulder City Manager to negotiate the major decisions necessary to create and execute an intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) between the new Boulder Public Library District and the City of Boulder. The Boulder City Council is slated to discuss some of those issues at its September 14, 2023, study session. Specifically, the City Council will discuss whether and how to transfer ownership of the library branch properties from the City of Boulder to the new Library District. The City Council will also discuss the future appointment process for the Boulder Library District Board of Trustees.
At the same time, the Boulder Public Library District Board of Trustees is working steadily through a variety of human resources and information technology issues as the board moves toward the full formation of the district and the transfer to the district of the library employees.
Members of the Board of Trustees are also looking forward to participating in this fall’s programming at the Boulder Public Library, including the Jaipur Literature Festival, hosted at the Main Branch of the Boulder Public Library.
Board of Trustees President, Joni Teter, plans to volunteer at the festival, now in its ninth year. “JLF is such a unique experience, bringing together so many people from different parts of the world to exchange ideas,” Teter said. “It is a beautiful and uplifting experience.”
Board of Trustees Vice President, Benita Duran, also plans to attend the festival.
“I have never missed it,” she said. “It is an important element of the diverse programming of the library, and city and beyond our boundaries in so many ways. Thanks to important programming of JLF we have a treasure trove of speakers and engaging presentations every year.”