New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Library Trustees

The New Bern-Craven County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks volunteers to be appointed by Craven County Commissioners to serve as members of the Board.

Anyone interested in volunteering should send an e-mail discussing your interest in becoming a Trustee member to Residents wishing to be appointed by Craven County should also fill out a Volunteer Board Application (pdf) from the Craven County Website.

The duties of the Trustees, as set forth in the By-Laws of the New Bern Craven County Public Library are:

  • To carry out conscientiously the powers given them;
  • To determine policy of the library;
  • To advise in the preparation of the budget; approve it and work to obtain the necessary funds;
  • To provide and maintain adequate buildings and grounds;
  • To study and support legislation which will bring about the greatest good to the greatest number of libraries;
  • To cooperate with other public officials and boards; and
  • To maintain vital public relations.

The ten members of the Library Board are appointed either by the City of New Bern or by Craven County. A City Alderman and a County Commissioner also serve on the Library Board. The regular term of a trustee lasts 6 years.

Board Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the First Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October and December in the William H. Sherratt Conference Room at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman of the Board, or upon written request by three members.

New Bern-Craven County Board of Trustees

Brenda Harding, Chairman
Carol Becton
Esther Hardin
Tere Otero
Carter Ann Rollins
Robert Shields
Ethel Staten
Scott Dacey, County Commissioner
Victor Taylor, New Bern Alderman
(February 2015)