Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees

Regular Meetings

  • 4:00 PM
  • 3rd Monday each month
  • Ann Henry Board Room of the Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Library was established in June of 1916. On Tuesday, July 27, 1959 the City Council voted to take over the operation of the Library and establish the Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees as required by state statutes. The board term end dates were amended by Ordinance 2324, on April 5, 1977.

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to provide leadership in performing the mission of the Library; to serve as a liaison between the Library and the City; and to ensure the Library meets the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community.

The Library Board is responsible for Library funds, construction, and maintenance of any Library building, policies and planning, and the appointment of the Library Director. Title 13 of the Arkansas Code Annotated governs the establishment and maintenance of public libraries in cities of the first class.


Board members serve staggered, five-year terms, ending April 1.


The Board shall be composed of five to seven members from the public-at-large.


Vacancies on the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor of the City with the approval of the City Council. Trustees may be removed if absent from four consecutive meetings of the board without due explanation.

Public Notifications

A weekly meetings list is prepared by the Office of the City Clerk Treasurer; it is distributed to the press and posted online.

33.331 - Attendance Requirements

(A) Any citizen volunteer member of any city board, commission or committee who fails to attend at least 70% of all meetings of that committee within a twelve (12) month period of service shall be deemed to have resigned from the board, commission or committee and that person’s position shall be deemed vacant.

(B) Such citizen may petition the City Council for reinstatement by filing a letter with the City Clerk within twenty (20) days after notification that the citizen’s position has been declared vacant and explaining why extenuating circumstances justify reinstating the applicant to his or her former position.

(Ord. No. 5446, 10-4-11)


  • President
    Rob Qualls
    2140 East Jonquil Road
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Vice President
    Bret Park
    1636 West Maple Street
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Treasurer
    Bryn Bagwell

    2042 Buckley Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Secretary
    Sallie Overbey

    1855 West Pratt Drive
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Martha Sutherland
    1928 W Haskell Heights
    Fayetteville, AR 72701
  • Hershey Garner
    3390 East Mission Boulevard
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
  • Janine Parry
    303 East Sutton
    Fayetteville, AR 72701