The Azalea Regional Library System is governed by a Regional Board of Trustees comprised of representatives from every local member library board. The nine local member library boards are comprised of County, City, and Board of Education appointees. Every member library has a designated Chairperson and the nine local Chairs comprise the Regional Board of Chairs, which hire the Regional Director and preside over executive session matters. The Regional Board of Trustees establish policy for library services and programs, approve budgets, accept the annual audit, evaluate the Director, and provide regional system oversight. Daily operations, facility management, and supervision of staff is vested in the Regional Director. The Azalea Regional Library System Board of Trustees regularly called 2020 meetings take place January 10, April 28, August 13, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. Such meetings are held at the Steve W. Schaefer Regional Headquarters Building.
Local member library boards set their own meeting schedules. Public announcements for local board meetings are posted on the individual member library web pages and in the legal organ for their respective counties two weeks prior to a called meeting.
OPEN AND PUBLIC MEETINGS POLICY
The Azalea Regional Library System will follow the Georgia Open Meetings Laws (O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1). The Regional Director will insure compliance with the notification requirements of the Open Meetings Law.
Citizens who wish to address the Regional Board or any Local Board may do so at any scheduled public session Regional Board or Local Board meeting, provided they sign up by 4:30 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting. The thirty (30) minute session will be equally divided among scheduled speakers, with each individual limited to no more than five (5) minutes. Citizens may sign up at any member library within AZRLS by providing their name, contact information, amount of time requested, and the subject they wish to address.