Serve on Our Board

In order to provide quality library service to Oldham County, the Oldham County Public Library requires a working team of a Library Director and a Board of Trustees who are informed and equipped to make the necessary decisions.  It is critical that each person appointed to the Board of Trustees be willing to perform the duties of a trustee.  Trustees receive no payment for their work.

The Library Board is composed of five trustees who are appointed by the County Judge Executive with the approval of the fiscal court from a list provided by the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. The term of office is four years, and a Trustee may fill an unexpired term and/or serve for two consecutive terms (four-years each).  The Board will actively seek applicants to fill any vacancy that occurs.

Apply Today

Please submit completed applications to:  
Board Member Search, c/o Library Director, Oldham County Public Library, 308 Yager Ave, LaGrange, KY 40031. You may also email the application to director@oldhampl.org.

Prospective Trustees should be aware of the following criteria, which will be used by the other Board members of the Oldham County Public Library in evaluating candidates for the vacant position.  A Trustee must:

  1. Commit the time that is necessary to carry out the duties of a Trustee.  This includes time to become and stay knowledgeable about public library issues, to attend Board meetings, and to carry out Board assignments.  
  2. Be genuinely interested in public libraries and understand the importance of public libraries in meeting the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.
  3. Understand the local community, its social and cultural needs, and be willing to communicate those needs to the Board.
  4. Be able to work with others to reach a common goal.
  5. Be open-minded, intellectually curious, and respectful of the opinions of others.
  6. Have the courage to plan creatively and direct the effective implementation of those plans.
  7. Be able to withstand pressures and prejudice that would restrict or prevent equal library service to all.

What Trustees Do

  • set library policy
  • employ and evaluate the director
  • plan for the future
  • monitor the library’s effectiveness
  • be an advocate for the library
  • do anything else necessary as board members to ensure the proper management of the library

If a candidate has questions or requires additional information, please contact a Trustee or attend a Board meeting.  Board meetings are usually held the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 P.M. at the Oldham County Public Library Board Room.