Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Whither Washingtoniana – raise the issue at the DCPL Board meeting

The most effective way to try to ascertain the DC Public Library’s position on access to and support of the Washingtoniana Division would be to attend their next Board of Trustees meeting, which has been rescheduled to August 17 at 6 pm at Martin Luther King Library. The topic is not on the agenda but could be raised in the public comments at the start of the meeting.
See this link for the Board meeting schedules:
and this link for the agenda and related documents:

(note: the meeting had been scheduled for July 27 and this link reflects the original date)

The Board has some public comment procedures to follow:
Meetings of the Board of Library Trustees
The District of Columbia Board of Library Trustees designates a portion of each of its meetings to hear public comments.
Effective with the November 18, 2009, board meeting,public comments will be heard at the beginning of a meeting.Procedures below have been revised to reflect these changes.
1. In order to make comments, members of the public must sign up by phone on the day of the meeting between noon and 5 p.m. by calling the Executive Office – 202-727-1101.
2. Members of the public can also sign up in person from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the location of the meeting.
3. Individuals wishing to speak at the meeting will be asked to provide their name and address and the topic they plan to address.

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