The Arapahoe Libraries Board of Trustees invites interested residents to apply for two open positions on the board. The Library Board of Trustees is a seven-member governing, policy making board. The board is responsible for a $37 million budget, eight facilities and the policies for funding and operating these facilities.
Arapahoe Libraries serves all of Arapahoe County except the cities of Littleton, Englewood and Aurora. It also serves a small portion of Adams County that is within the Deer Trail School District. Board members are confirmed by the Arapahoe County Commissioners and the Deer Trail School Board, the two governmental entities that formed the District in 1966.
The board meets on the third Tuesday of every month beginning at 5:30 pm (dates and times are occasionally changed) at the various district libraries. In addition to the 2-4 hours of reading to prepare for each meeting, trustees must also commit to attending some library events, and occasional study sessions, workshops, conferences and related meetings. An iPad will be provided for Board reading material.
Besides your time and interest in libraries, the most important qualification is a sincere commitment to provide the best possible library service to the residents of the entire district. Experience interpreting financial statements is encouraged. Applicants must live within the boundaries of the district. Interested persons who wish to serve on the Board of Trustees should fill out the online application at arapahoelibraries.org. Applications must be received by Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4 pm. For more information, contact Oli Sanidas, executive director, 303-792-8945.