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Marilyn J. Praisner Library Advisory Committee

Marilyn J. Praisner Library front 14910 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
240-773-9460


About the Marilyn J. Praisner Library Advisory Committee

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

  • Advise the Montgomery County Library Board (MCLB) of specific findings, issues, problems and concerns related to the Marilyn J. Praisner Library and make recommendations to the Board on public library related matters, following the appropriate channels of communication;
  • Provide the Twinbrook Library Manager with input on behalf of the Library Board;
  • Facilitate communication between Library Board, LAC members, and the Burtonsville community;
  • Obtain the advice and views of the Burtonsville 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 Marilyn J. Praisner Library at community functions such as meetings, fairs, celebrations, etc.; and
  • Suggest and recommend programs to the Marilyn J. Praisner Library Manager.
The Marilyn J. Praisner Library is the hub of the Burtonsville 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 Burtonsville community? Apply to become a member of the Marilyn J. Praisner Library Advisory Committee. You can also send us your comments and suggestions.

The Marilyn J. Praisner Library Advisory Board strives to reflect the diversity of the Burtonsville 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 Marilyn J. Praisner 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 Marilyn J. Praisner 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 Marilyn J. Praisner branch. Subscribe to the MCPL Library Advisory Committee Calendar for details.

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