Marshall Public Library Board of Trustees

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library.  

The only entrance requirement is interest.

--Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady


  • 1st Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
  • Board Room of Marshall Public Library
  • Open to the public

Agendas & Minutes

View the most recent agenda and minutes. Agendas are available prior to the meetings; minutes are available following approval.  


The Board of Trustees was established by the City Commission on December 11, 1969 for the purpose of assisting the city staff and promoting usage and development of the Marshall Public Library. The City Council appoints members to this board at its December meeting.  View a Roster of the Board of Trustees (PDF) dating back to 1970.

  • Darlene Dotson (2nd term)
    Expires December 2024
  • Jerry Hancock (2nd term)
    Expires December 2025
  • Jenny Kerr (2nd term)
    Expires December 2024
  • Lacee Lovely Lawson (2nd term)
    Expires December 2025
  • Vivian Lewis (1st term)
    Expires December 2024
  • Elizabeth Ponder (1st term)
    Expires December 2025
  • Bonnie Strauss (1st term)
    Expires December 2025

Staff Liaison: Terri Nalls, Library Director


The Board of Trustees acts as an advisory board and follows these guidelines:


The policies of Marshall Public Library are approved by both the Board of Trustees and the City Commission.

  • Circulation Policy (PDF) contains information about library card applications, check-out limits, overdue fines, replacement costs for damaged materials, and interlibrary loans.
  • Collection Development Policy (PDF) outlines the criteria used for the selection of materials, the responsibility for collection development and maintenance, and the process for reconsideration of materials.
  • Internet Use Policy (PDF) is a resource that guides the library in its service of providing public access to information beyond the confines of its own collection.

Quarterly Reports

Highlights of current library programs and events as well as progress on the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan goals are shared with the Board of Trustees, City Council, and County Commissioners.

American Library Association (ALA) Legislation, Advocacy, and Issues