Library boards have been created by law to act as the governing body of the library. Members of the library board are called library trustees and are public officials with powers delegated to them as a public trust. On this page you’ll find KDLA resources to aid trustees in fulfilling their role in serving their community.
Trustee Nomination Form
Kentucky Public Library Trustee Certification Program
Monthly Report - a newsletter distributed to directors and trustees in Kentucky's public libraries
Trustee Manual (PDF) - currently under revision
Library Trustee Self Assessment (PDF)
Library Board Profile Worksheet -- Individual (PDF)
Library Board Profile Worksheet -- Summary (PDF)
Trustee Oath of Office (PDF)
If you have other questions regarding Kentucky public library trustees, contact Nikole Gieske by email at
Nikole.Gieske@ky.gov or by phone at (502) 564-1730.