The FoKL Board is comprised of 7 Regional board members and 6 At-Large board members plus 4 elected officers. Committee chairs are appointed positions. Current FoKL Board is listed here.
The Executive Committee (officers and committee chairs) meets online monthly. Meetings of the full FoKL Board are held face-to-face quarterly. All board members are invited to attend the monthly meetings. A headset with microphone and a computer are needed to participate in these meetings. Currently the meetings are held the 3rd Friday of the month at 9:00 am.
There is some personal financial cost for travel to meetings, conference expense, and personal time. We reimburse up to $50 in travel expense to each board member annually, and often board members ride together to meetings to share costs.
The role of FoKL is not to tell Friends how to support their local library, but to encourage them in their local efforts. Our funds are raised mostly through membership dues, so we work to spread the word that FoKL’s grants and awards are valuable. Much of what we do centers on keeping members informed through the quarterly newsletter and activities at annual KLA conference. FoKL is supportive of new groups forming, encourages advocacy for library services, and recognizes outstanding groups and individual Friends.