Mary Lou Branchaud, Chair
Kelly Gillis, Vice-Chair
Patricia Guzinski, Secretary
The Library Board of Trustees is the library’s governing body with legal responsibility for library funding, property, policy, and service. The Board delegates to the library director. The library director is responsible for the staff, collection development, and other library operations conducted in accordance with the policies approved by the Board. Board meetings shall be held in compliance with the Open Meeting Law. The specific roles and responsibilities of the Trustees are contained in the Trustees Bylaws. Further, the Library Board of Trustees is the library’s governing body with legal responsibility for established library property (including books, videos, physical materials, equipment, furnishings, etc.). The Board delegates to the library director and the designated staff direct responsibilities for library operations conducted in accordance with the general policies approved by the Library Board of Trustees. The Board’s authority is derived from Chapter 78, Sections 10 and 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, Section 10 states, in part, that: "The Board shall have the custody and management of the library…and of all property owned by the Town relating thereto.” Responsibility for library management and provision of library services to the public is delegated by the Library Board of Trustees to the library director. The director is directly responsible to the Library Board of Trustees, and is an employee of the Town of Blackstone.
Revised by the Library Board of Trustees January 30, 2006
The Trustees may be reached by calling the library and leaving a message with the Director or by mail addressed to them care of the library.