The Wright Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications for a board member to fill an unexpired term due to the resignation of a trustee. The new board member’s term will begin immediately and run through December 31, 2019. Regular terms are seven years, as defined by Ohio Law. View the description of this volunteer position.
Applications may be obtained at Wright Library’s Circulation Desk or may be printed and returned to the library. Completed applications are due at the library by 5 p.m., June 8, 2018.
The Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room. Each trustee is also assigned to at least two committees that meet on an as-needed basis. Library trustees should show a strong interest in the welfare of the library and its place in the community. Library board meetings are public meetings and discussions and voting take place in person rather than through electronic communication.
Some important issues before the Board include library funding, strategic planning, property maintenance, master planning and renovation, and intellectual freedom. Board responsibilities include approving long-range goals and monitoring short-range objectives, approving the annual budget and capital expenditures, establishing policy, and evaluating the performance of the library director and fiscal officer.