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Damascus Library Advisory Committee

Damascus Library front 9701 Main Street
Damascus, MD 20872
240-773-9444

 

 


About the Damascus Library Advisory Committee

The Damascus Library Advisory Committee (LAC) is a subcommittee of the Montgomery County Library Board (MCLB). The role of the Damascus LAC:

  • Advise the Montgomery County Library Board (MCLB) of specific findings, issues, problems and concerns related to the Damascus Library and make recommendations to the Board on public library related matters, following the appropriate channels of communication;
  • Provide the Damascus Library Manager with input on behalf of the Library Board;
  • Facilitate communication between Library Board, LAC members, and the Damascus community;
  • Obtain the advice and views of the Damascus community on library needs and report these views to the Library Board;
  • Participate in providing government officials with advice and counsel about libraries via the Library Board, and in support of positions taken by the Library Board, may testify before County Council and/or appear at Council hearings;
  • Recruit new LAC members;
  • Represent the users of the Damascus Library at community functions such as meetings, fairs, celebrations, etc.; and
  • Suggest and recommend programs to the Damascus Library Manager.
The Damascus Library is the hub of the Damascus community. It offers free and equal access to services and resources that connect the people of Montgomery County to ideas and information which sustain and enrich their lives. Want to serve the Damascus community? Apply to become a member of the Damascus Library Advisory Committee. You can also send us your comments and suggestions.

 

 

The Damascus Library Advisory Board strives to reflect the diversity of the Damascus community and broadly represent a cross-section of the community it serves. Membership qualifications and process:

  • Any individual who lives or works in Montgomery County in the area served by the Damascus Library is eligible for membership;
  • A Candidate for LAC membership may initiate the membership process by completing an Application for Membership to a Montgomery County Library Advisory Committee;
  • Member applications are reviewed and approved by the Montgomery County Library Board;
  • Members may serve up to two, three-year terms;
For more information, please contact the Damascus Library Manager.

 

 

Members of the Library Advisory Committee are expected to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • LAC members should be familiar with the Library Board/Montgomery County Public Libraries structure, local library history, and the LAC Handbook;
  • LAC members are invited to any and all Montgomery County Library Board meetings and library related activities.
  • LAC members may testify at public hearings of the County Council;
  • LAC members are not allowed to participate in local library department personnel matters;
  • LACs do not raise money or funding streams. To assist their branch library in securing supplemental funds, LAC members, as individuals, may participate in its FOL Chapter book sales.

 

LAC meetings are held at the Damascus branch. Subscribe to the MCPL Library Advisory Committee Calendar for details.

 

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