One board member has traditionally served as secretary. However, since library business is more complex and all board members are needed to participate in deliberations, perhaps the traditional role of the board secretary needs to be reexamined. For example, could the board meeting minutes be taken by a staff member so that the board secretary can fully participate in board meetings? Perhaps the board secretary’s job could be that of reviewing the minutes for accuracy. The board secretary could still carry out the traditional role of handling board correspondence because this is typically done outside of board meetings.