Three seats on the RCLS Board of Trustee are open for election in 2016, one seat in Orange County and two seats in Rockland County, the current Trustees are eligible for election.
Anyone, other than a salaried employee of the System or any RCLS member libraries, is eligible for election or appointment as a voting member of the System Board of Trustees. Potential trustees must reside in the county, which such trustee represents. Candidates need to secure a nomination from one library board in their county and a second from another library in their county. These nominations and seconds should be sent to the attention of the Secretary of the Board (Carla Randazzo Amthor) at RCLS by the close of business on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
A full-term on the RCLS Board is five (5) years. A Trustee may serve any number of terms as long as not more than two (2) are consecutive. The term for the Orange County seat and one Rockland County seat end December 31, 2020. The term for the second Rockland County seat ends December 31, 2021.
The RCLS Board generally meets at System Headquarters at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For January and February it meets on the third Tuesday due to the Monday holidays. Attendance at meetings is a prerequisite for continued service as a Trustee.
The RCLS Board is entrusted with the governance of the System. It adopts Bylaws, a Plan of Service, and amends them as necessary, establishes such policies as will insure the achievement of the System’s objectives, employs an Executive Director, supervises the expenditure of the System’s funds, discharges all such responsibilities as provided for in the Bylaws, and exercises such other responsibilities as may be appropriate.
Biographies of nominees should be sent to Ruth Daubenspeck at RCLS by Monday, August 29 to be included in the RCLS Weekly Memo and the Annual Meeting program. The biography can cover whatever the candidate wishes to express, but should stress previous library and/or community service. We ask that the biography not exceed 300 words.
The elections will be held at the Legislative Breakfast/Annual Meeting on Friday, September 16 at the Bear Mountain Inn Bear Mountain, NY. To register for the event, visit the RCLS Event Calendar. There is no charge for this function.