YDL Board Seeks Applicant for Vacancy

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2015
Contact:  Lisa Hoenig, YDL Director
                 734.482.4110 x1300



Residents of the City of Ypsilanti or Ypsilanti Township or the portion of Superior Township legally served by YDL interested in being considered to fill a vacancy on the Ypsilanti District Library Board should submit an application to the Library Director (Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197) by Friday, November 13, 2015.

According to the YDL Board of Trustees By-Laws, the Library Board will appoint a replacement for Trustee Suzanne Gray who has recently moved from the District.  Her replacement will serve until the November, 2016 general election.

Qualifications for potential library board members include living in the library’s legal service area (City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, or designated portion of Superior Township); possessing a good understanding of the library’s role and importance in the community; showing a commitment to quality library service; having the ability to work with others and communicate effectively towards a common goal; and having experience or expertise in areas such as finance, fundraising, human resources or long range planning.  Previous service on the board of a governmental unit or non-profit organization is desirable.

Board members’ duties include attending monthly board meetings, serving on board committees, preparing for and participating in board meetings, and serving as a library advocate in the community, as well as visiting and using the library frequently.

The deadline for submitting letters of interest and application forms is Friday, November 13, 2015.  Applications for the position and a trustee job description are available on the library’s website www.ypsilibrary.org or by contacting YDL’s Administrative Services Receptionist at 734.482.4110 x1371.

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