Library Trustee Sought

One seat on the Porter Public Library Board of Trustees will be open as of January 1, 2009. We are currently accepting applications through September 13,2008 for this position.

Library Trustees represent the community at large and their varied library interests. The only prerequisite for applicants is that they have an interest in public library issues and wish to become a public library advocate.

Here is a link to the Board of Trustees’ page on the library’s Website.

To download an application, click here. To read the application, you will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer, which you can download by clicking here.

Westlake Porter Public Library is a separate political subdivision, apart from the City of Westlake and the Westlake City Schools, with an autonomous board of trustees. However, the Westlake School District is the library’s taxing authority and as such approves the library budget and appoints trustees.

The Library Board’s primary responsibilities are approving library policies, setting the budget, hiring a director and clerk treasurer, and advocating for the library. Terms are seven years with a maximum of two terms.

Library board meetings are held monthly, usually on a Wednesday, at 6:30 pm. These meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted in the library in advance of the meetings.

Those interested in applying for a position as a trustee may get an application form by clicking on the link above, from the library’s Administration Department, (440) 250 5451, or from the office of the Superintendent of Schools, (440) 871 7300.

For more details on responsibilities of trustees or on the application process, please call library Director Andrew Mangels at (440) 871 2600, or email the library at: porter@westlakelibrary.org. Application deadline is September 13, 2008.