Library Board

The Abilene Public Library Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Jordan Room of the Abilene Public Library. The public is welcome to attend all Library Board meetings. Please contact Library Director Wendy Moulton at 785-263-3082 for more information.
Library Board Members

Cindy Montgomery, Chair

Amanda Cormack, Vice-Chair
James Gartland, Secretary
Rebecca Perkins, Treasurer
Jill Goldsmith, Trustee
Elly Cauthon, Trustee
Tony Serbousek, Trustee
Brandon Rein, Mayor/Ex-Officio
Wendy Moulton, Library Director
View the Library Board Bylaws Here:
This organization shall be called “The Board of Directors of the Abilene Public
Library,” existing by virtue of the provisions of K.S.A. 12-1222, with powers and duties
as provided in K.S.A. 12-1215 and K.S.A. 12-1225 of the laws of the State of Kansas.
The mission of this public library is to provide the contemporary library resources, services, and
programs necessary to meet the informational, educational, cultural, leisure, and recreational needs of
the Abilene community residents in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful, and professional.
The service area of this public library includes all residents of the community and the public library
system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic, or
political status; or because of mental, emotional, or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
The officers of this Board shall consist of a Chair, a vice-Chair, a secretary and a
treasurer, whose duties shall be those usually pertaining to these officers. They shall be
elected at the annual meeting or serve until their successors are elected.
The regular meetings shall be held monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 4:00
p.m., unless otherwise ordered by the Board. The regular meeting in May shall be the
annual meeting. Unless waived, written notice of each regular meeting shall be delivered to
each member of the Board not less than three (3) days prior to such meeting date. If
unable to attend, members should notify the Library Director. Special meetings shall be called at any
time by the Chair or at the written request of a majority of the members. Written
notice stating time and place of any special meeting and the purpose for which called
shall, unless waived, be given each member of the Board at least two (2) days in advance
of such meeting, and no business other than that stated in the notice shall be transcribed at
such meeting.
Five members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of
the Chair and vice-Chair of the Board, the members present shall elect a temporary Chair.
Members with more than two unexcused absences from meetings will be considered
inactive and informed in writing that a replacement appointment to the board will be
The Board has the responsibility of making and directing the policy of the Library, in
accordance at all times with the statutes of the State of Kansas. Its responsibilities include
promotion of library interests, securing of adequate funds to carry on the work
satisfactorily, and the administration and control of library funds, property, and
The Board shall select a library director who shall be the administrative officer under the
direction and review of the Board. The library director shall be responsible for the employment and
direction of the staff in accordance with the personnel policy in the library’s policy
manual as adopted by the Board for the efficiency of the library’s service to the public, for
the operation of the library under the financial conditions set forth in the annual budget,
and for such responsibilities as are delegated to the library director by the Board of
Directors. The library director shall attend all regular and special board meetings.
These by-laws may be repealed, amended, or revised at any regular meeting of the Board
by a majority of a quorum, providing, however, that such proposed repeal, amendment, or
revision shall first be submitted in writing at regular meeting of the Board and sent to
those members not present. Such proposal shall not be acted upon prior to a subsequent
regular meeting of the Board, and notice of intended repeal, amendment, or revision shall
be included in the notice of such meeting.
Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the proceedings of the board.
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