The Finance Committee makes a monthly review of the library's expenditures and each winter works with library staff to develop the annual budget. The committee helps to rank and prioritize projects and services. Unfunded capital needs are prioritized. The committee reviews the library's budget before it is submitted to the County Administrator.
The Planning Committee plans for new library buildings, and expansions or renovations of existing libraries. Their work is done with the Library's mission and Long-Range plan in mind. They work with library and County staff to research property, consider partnership opportunities, and prepare for future demands and changes in library services for Hillsborough County.
Planning Committee Ad-Hoc Subcommittees
- Cultural District Liaison
- Long-Range Planning
Policies and ByLaws Committee
This committee is responsible for developing policies and by-laws for both the library board and the library system. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.
Policies and ByLaws Committee Ad-Hoc Subcommittees
- Internet Use - This committee oversees the policies relating to use and filtering of the Internet which are adopted by the library system. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.
- Scheduling - This committee oversees the policies relating to meeting schedules. Meetings are held on an as needed basis.
Public Art Liaisons
Several Library Board members work with the Hillsborough County Public Art Committee to assist with the selection of public art for new libraries.
In May of each year, the Chair of the Library Board appoints a three-member Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting a slate of officers. The selection is presented to the full Library Board in June where nominations from the floor can also be received. Officers of the Library Board include Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary. Officers are chosen by majority vote during the annual July meeting. No member of the board is permitted to serve more than two consecutive years in the same position.