Secretary of State Tre Hargett has appointed Gilbert Bosse, chairman of the Brentwood Library Board, to a second term as a member of the Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries.
Mr. Bosse will represent library users on the council, which advises the Tennessee State Library and Archives in the development of short-term and long-term library programs, services and activities. The council includes representatives from public, regional, school, academic and special libraries, as well as the Tennessee Library Association, Tenn-Share and library users.
“The Tennessee Advisory Council on Libraries plays an important role in advising the State Library and Archives. I am thankful we have dedicated people like Bert Bosse who are willing to volunteer their time to serve on the council," Secretary Hargett said. "Mr. Bosse's service is instrumental in assisting the State Library and Archives in supporting libraries throughout our state.”
“Having strong library supporters like Bert Bosse on the council is important to us,” said State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill. “They have influence across our state. Council members inform us about library trends and needs in their spheres of interest and they help us design programs to meet library needs. They also take back and share information about services the state provides to help and guide local libraries.”
“Our state library system supports over 200 individual libraries in all 95 counties – as well as an online data library that can be accessed from home,” Mr. Bosse said. “It is an honor to be part of a good system. I have personally learned to volunteer and serve from my parents.”