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Library Board of Control

Library Board of Control Members

  • Michelle McInnis, President
  • Paul Arnold, Vice President
  • Brent Cating
  • Alice Danclar
  • Willie Mount
  • Laura Richardson
  • Dr. Dale B. Schanz
  • E. Brent Washington
  • Anthony Zaunbrecher

Contact the Library Board of Control

  • Email address 
  • Calcasieu Parish Public Library
    301 W. Claude St., Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Leave a voice message with the Executive Director's Administrative Assistant at (337) 721-7147.
By-Laws of the Consolidated Calcasieu Parish Library Board of Control details formation, mission statement, trustees, authority and duties, meetings, public comments in meetings, committees, etc.
Code of Conduct
The Library Board has adopted as its code of conduct the Louisiana Library Association Trustee Section Code of Ethics for Trustees of Public Libraries.

Memberships for Board members in state, regional and national associations shall be included in the annual operating budget.

Registration fees, travel and related expenses for Board members' attendance at local, state and national library meetings shall be governed according to the policy for library staff members.
Legal Counsel
Legal counsel for the Library Board and staff shall be provided by the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney or his designee.

Legal expenses incurred by any member of the Library Board or staff involved in litigation as a result of his service on the Library Board or employment by the library shall be paid from library funds, provided that the Library Board member or staff was acting in good faith and within the scope and authority of his position.
FAQ - Accessing our Collection
FAQ - Accessing our Collection

When: The Library Board of Control meetings are held on the third Thursday in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Where: Meeting locations may vary throughout the year. Refer to the Upcoming Board Meetings section or the Library Board of Control Agendas & Minutes section for more details.

Additional Information: It is the policy of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library Board of Control to provide a public commment period at all meetings in accordance with the Louisiana Open Meetings Law.

Upcoming Board Meetings
      June 27, 2024 Strategic Planning SOAR Central Branch Library Strategies