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Posted on: June 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Library Board of Trustees Vacancy

Please be advised that there is a vacancy in an existing term on the Auburn Library Board of Trustees that must be filled on a temporary basis by a joint vote of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Trustees in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 41, Section 11.  The person appointed to the seat shall be a registered voter of the town and shall perform the duties of the office until the next annual election, which is May 16, 2023

Thus, the Town is seeking applications from interested residents for consideration of this appointment. 

Interested residents can apply on-line using the Board and Commission application (fill in Library Board of Trustees under “Other”) or in-person in the Town Manager’s Office.  Applications are due by Wednesday, August 10, 2022.  Please send a resume as well if possible.

The Board of Selectmen and Board of Trustees will schedule a joint meeting to vote on the appointment.   Interviews with candidates may be held prior to or during the joint meeting.

There are six Library Trustees in Auburn. The Trustees currently meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

The Town of Auburn Library Board of Trustees:

1.            Adopts general, non-operational Library policies regarding the use of the Library and providing services to the public;

2.            Adopts Library Board procedures;

3.            Promotes the interest of the Library with the Town and its residents;

4.            Analyzes and considers community Library needs;

5.            Adopts the strategic plan for Library services to the community;

6.            Supports and seeks adequate funding for the Library from the Town and the community;

7.            Makes recommendations on the Library budget to the Library Director and Town Manager.

Library Trustees are elected for a term of three years. This vacancy is for a seat that has more than two years remaining, expiring May 21, 2024.  The appointment to the vacant seat will run until the next Town election on May 16, 2023.  At the May 16, 2023 election, the seat will be on the ballot for the remaining two-year term to expire May 21, 2024.     

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