The Advisory Board consists of one member representing each of the public branches. The members are appointed by the Commissioners Court for a three-year term. The board meets with representatives from administration monthly, generally at the administration building. Other members of the staff or representatives from interested organizations may also attend at the board’s invitation.
The board’s central function is to advise library administration on the operation and mission of the branch. This is not a governing board and has no authority over the budget or operation of the system. However, the board’s advice and support is vital to the function of the library and highly valued by library administration.