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Library seeks candidates for Board of Trustees position

UPDATE: Please note recruiting for this Board of Trustees position will end December 31, 2017.

The Bellingham Public Library Board of Trustees seeks candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board. The position will be vacant beginning in January 2018.

The Board of Trustees is the governing and policy-making board for the Bellingham Public Library. Board positions are voluntary and residents chosen to fill them are selected to serve five-year terms.

“This is an pivotal time for the Bellingham Public Library, as we work closely with city leaders to make sure we are providing quality, effective library services,” Library Director Nancy Kerr said. “The position of Trustee is a rewarding volunteer leadership role that helps set the strategic direction for the library. We look forward to welcoming a new Board member soon.”

Citizens are encouraged to apply who meet the qualifications, have a passion for the Bellingham Public Library, can articulate the library’s vision, and who are familiar with our community. In order to be considered, candidates must be United States citizens, residents of Washington State for at least the last three years, and residents of Bellingham for the last two years.

Information about the library and the Board of Trustees can be found on the Bellingham Public Library website:

How to apply

Information about applying for the Library Board of Trustees can be found on the City of Bellingham website: Boards and Commissions Application Process.

Completed applications should be returned to the City of Bellingham Mayor’s Office. Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted by the Board of Trustees. Final candidates will be interviewed by the Mayor, who will recommend a candidate for Bellingham City Council approval.

For information, please contact Bellingham Public Library Director Nancy Kerr, nkerr@cob.org or 360-778-7221.