Wanted: Customer-focused person, strategic thinker and advocate for reading, learning and libraries. If interested, apply to be a member of Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees.
Get an application at any of the Library’s 18 locations, online at www.piercecountylibrary.org search site trustee or contact the Library’s executive director’s office at 253-548-3441. Applications must be received by the Library’s executive director’s office by Friday, May 27.
“The Trustees guide the Library System in its mission to bring the world of information and imagination to all people of our community,” said Neel Parikh, who is the Library’s executive director. “It is an enormous responsibility and opportunity, which is even more crucial today with balancing shrinking revenues and increasing operating costs, while striving to meet the needs of growing and changing communities.”
The Board of Trustees:
- Set Library System goals and objectives.
- Approve annual budgets.
- Adopt policies.
- Study community needs and interests and ensure the library is meeting them.
- Advocate for the Library.
Trustees are non-paid positions and may be appointed for five-year terms and serve up to two consecutive terms. Current Board members are J.J. McCament, Chair; Steve Albers, Vice-Chair; Budd Wagner; Linda Ishem; and Allen P. Rose. Wagner’s term expires in August 2011.
Information about the Library System
The Library System is the fourth largest in the state, serving 560,000 residents throughout Pierce County Library System’s 1,800 square mile service area. The Library System serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns: Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place and Wilkeson, with 17 libraries, three bookmobiles and online services.
The Library’s 2011 operating budget is $28.6 million.