Apply to Become a Library Board Trustee

The Library Board of Trustees of the Broadview Public Library District seeks to fill a vacant board seat. District libraries are self-governed by a seven member elected Board of Trustees, however this vacancy will be filled by appointment. A regular term is six years, and the terms are staggered. This vacancy will serve through May 2019. The trustees meet on the 4th Thursday of odd-numbered months at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise noted or special meetings are called.

Trustees voluntarily serve in this position with no compensation, though may be reimbursed for certain expenses while fulfilling duties. Trustees are expected to avoid conflicts of interest between private pursuits and official responsibilities. Trustees must file annually a Statement of Economic Interest with the Cook County Ethics Office.

Trustee duties include, but are not limited to, being an advocate for the Library to the community; meeting attendance and participation; serving on subcommittees, as applicable; and providing financial and strategic direction in conjunction with the Executive Director. The Illinois State Library provides the Trustee Facts File, which outlines common and expected trustee responsibilities. The document can be found at: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/pdfs/trusteefacts.pdf.

Qualifications:

1. Be a Broadview, IL resident
2. Be a registered voter at the Broadview, IL address
3. Be current in payment of all library levied taxes
4. Have no convictions

To apply:

Submit a letter of interest and current resume in care of the Library Board of Trustees to the Executive Director, Keisha Hester, at hester@broadviewlibrary.org, or drop off the information in person at the Customer Service Desk of the Library.
Term Expiration: May 2019. Upon term expiration, this member will need to run for election to fill the remainder of the original term, which ends in May 2021. Information on running for election can be found at the Cook County Clerk website, http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/pages/default.aspx.

Deadline: Friday, August 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Board expects to review resumes in early September and invite selected candidates to interview on September 28, 2017 at the regular board meeting.

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