Help shape the future of Douglas County Libraries

County seeks dedicated residents to serve three-year terms on Library Board of Trustees

Douglas County is accepting applications from residents interested in serving a three-year term on the Library Board of Trustees.
Douglas County is accepting applications from residents interested in serving a three-year term on the Library Board of Trustees.

 

It’s an exciting time for Douglas County Libraries, with new facilities in Castle Pines, Lone Tree and Parker — and continual improvements for the Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock and James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch.

For those who wish to play an instrumental role in the future successes of the library district, Douglas County is now accepting applications from residents interested in serving a three-year term on the Library Board of Trustees.

The County seeks to fill Trustee positions from all three Commissioner Districts. All interested residents from throughout the County are encouraged to apply as the most qualified applicants will be selected.

The successful candidates will be those who are passionate about the community, libraries and the district’s mission of literacy and lifelong learning. Individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds — including but not limited to financial, architectural, marketing, education and early childhood development — will be considered.

Trustees are responsible for any changes to district bylaws and policy, and have authority over library finances, planning, as well as executive recruitment and evaluation. Each trustee is expected to attend regular monthly evening meetings, informal monthly board lunches and an annual half-day retreat, as well as serve on various committees with ongoing responsibilities.

Interested applicants may fill out an online application or print out the application and mail it to: Douglas County Commissioners’ Office, 100 Third St., and Castle Rock, CO 80104 by Oct.7, 2016. Applicants will be vetted by a panel of officials appointed by the Towns of Castle Rock, Larkspur and Parker; the Cities of Castle Pines and Lone Tree; the Douglas County School District; the Douglas County Library Board of Trustees; as well as unincorporated Douglas County. The panel’s recommended candidates will be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners for final approval and appointment.

For additional information, please contact the Douglas County Commissioners’ Office at 303-660-7401 or visit www.douglascountylibraries.org/aboutus/board.

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