Pierce County Library System is seeking a new board of trustees member. The library is looking for a strategic thinker with a customer focus who can serve as an advocate for reading, learning and libraries. Trustees set library system goals and objectives, approve budgets and contracts, set policy, and study community needs and ensure the library meets them. Desired: skills or knowledge in business, urban planning, marketing, insurance, budgeting, real estate or law; as well as residency in the library’s service area.
Trustees are appointed by the Pierce County Executive and approved by the Pierce County Council. Trustees serve five-year terms and are non-paid volunteer positions. Trustees meet monthly to make policy-level decisions and to discuss library strategies and direction. The current board includes: Robert Allen, Chair; Donna Albers, Vice-Chair; Linda Ishem; J.J. McCament; and Allen P. Rose. Rose’s term expires in July 2015. The new board member’s first meeting will be August 2015.
Applications are due April 24, 2015. Download a flyer/fillable application form and find more information at www.piercecountylibrary.org (search site: trustee) or get a paper form at any of the library’s 19 locations. Call 253-548-3420 with questions.