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Trustee Nominations

With the recent resignation of a RCLS Trustee, four seats on the RCLS Board of Trustee are open for election in 2018, one seat each in Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties.  The current Trustees are eligible for election. All terms end December 31, 2023, except the Rockland seat, which expires December 31, 2020.

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 15, 2018.

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 ends for the three seats on December 31, 2023.

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 Wednesday, August 20 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 250 words.

The elections will be held at the Legislative Breakfast and Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14 at The Sullivan Event Cneter, Rock Hill, NY.  Register for the event opens July 30, 2018.  At that time, visit the RCLS Event Calendar to reserve a seat. There is no charge for this function.