The Alachua County Library District Governing Board encourages all interested citizens to apply for one of the two vacancies, effective March 31, 2015, on the Alachua County Library District Board of Trustees. The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015. Applications must be signed and mailed or delivered to Headquarters Library Administration, 401 E. University Avenue.
The Library Board of Trustees is a citizen volunteer board which is part of the Library District governing structure. The seven citizens who serve as Board of Trustees members are appointed by the Governing Board. The Board of Trustees is made up of three Alachua County representatives, three City of Gainesville representatives and one Alachua County League of Cities representative.
Board of Trustees members serve three-year terms. No member shall serve more than two full terms consecutively. All vacancies are advertised prior to the end of each three-year term. The current vacancies are for one Alachua County representative and one City of Gainesville representative. After applications are received, nominations for vacancies are made by the above-listed entities and submitted to the Library District Governing Board for appointment. Please note: no elected official of any county or municipality may serve on the Board of Trustees during the term of their elected office.
Responsibilities include developing recommendations as to policy, budget, and plans for the Library District, reporting at meetings on matters that may affect the District, responding to requests by the Governing Board for various recommendations, reporting information about Library issues, and listening to and responding to citizens who have questions relating to the Library District and libraries in general. In addition, each Trustee is asked to serve on at least one of the following standing committees: Legislative, Pension Advisory, Foundation, or Friends of the Library Liaison. The Board of Trustees meets once a month. The average amount of time required to serve is 12-14 hours per month.
Citizens wishing to be considered for appointment by the Governing Board may obtain an application by contacting the Alachua County Library District Administration Office at (352)334-3910. Applications are also available at each Branch Library and online at www.aclib.us.
Applications must be returned to the Administration Office, Alachua County Library District, 401 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601, by 5 p.m., on Friday, February 6, 2015.