City of North Adams, MA
Berkshire County
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See also §§ 7-1 and 7-37 for provisions on the Library Division as part of the Department of Public Services. For statutory provisions on libraries in cities, see MGL c. 78, § 7 et seq.
[Ord. of 2-28-1978; Ord. of 7-27-1999]
A Board of Library Trustees is hereby established, to consist of seven residents of the City who are suitably qualified persons and who shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 7-27-1999]
The Mayor shall appoint The Board of Library Trustees.
Beginning with the increase in membership of the Board from five to seven members, the Mayor shall appoint one new member to a term to expire in the month of January 2001 and one new member to a term to expire in the month of January 2002.
Upon expiration of each term beginning in the month of January 2000, all terms shall be for a period of three years.
The Board of Library Trustees shall serve as an advisory board to the Librarian or other persons in charge of the library, relative to special library programs, and any other matters pertaining to the maintenance or administration of the public library.
The Mayor shall appoint a Librarian, who shall be a person duly qualified by training and experience in the administration of a public library and shall serve in such office until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. The Librarian shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duties by the City Clerk or a justice of the peace.
[Ord. of 4-28-1981, § 1]
The Librarian shall be the administrative head and have general charge of the library and branch libraries and superintendence of its building or buildings. The Librarian shall make reasonable rules and regulations for the use of the library by the inhabitants of the City and others, including the free use of its books on its premises and for home reading, and shall perform such other duties as the City Council may, by ordinance, prescribe.