Library and Literacy Commission

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise the Library Director on policies desirable for library operation.
  • Provide input to the Library Director on long-range plans for library facilities and services.
  • Within the organizational framework of the Borough, facilitate development of and maintain excellence in library programs.
  • Review and provide feedback on the Borough's strategies for emphasizing literacy through the public library and in partnership with local organizations and businesses, the education community and other government entities.
  • Hear appeals of decisions of the library's Selection Committee on requests for reconsideration of materials and appeals regarding the use of a display case.


Meetings are scheduled to be held at 4:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every March, June, September and December. The following information is updated routinely to reflect upcoming meetings. To watch live meetings, citizens may access them through the links below. Please note once the meeting has started a live red button will be available. If you are having issues, try refreshing your web browser.

  • The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mona Lisa Drexler Assembly Chambers, 907 Terminal Street, Fairbanks, AK.

Additional Information

Citizens' Comments A

Agenda items not scheduled for public hearing

Citizens' Comments B

Items other than those appearing on the agenda

How to Provide Testimony

In-Person or Telephonic Testimony

Once an agenda is published, citizens may sign up to testify in person or telephonically by doing one of the following:

  1. Calling the Clerk's office at 907-459-1401 no later than 3:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting;
  2. Completing the online sign-up form no later than 3:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting; or
  3. Signing up in person before the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chair will invite citizens to the table or ask the Clerk to call them when it is their turn to speak. Please note the following:

  • If a phone call is not answered, the Chair will move to the next citizen who has signed up.
  • Testimony will be heard in the order in which citizens have signed up.
  • Each citizen will have three minutes to provide testimony.
  • Other citizens attending in person may provide comments after those who have signed up.

Written Testimony

Citizens may submit comments using the online contact form or at