UPDATE, May 29, 2020: the application process is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Applications are currently being accepted to fill a one-year vacancy on the Barrington Area Library’s Board of Trustees. The new trustee will serve the remainder of the current term through May 2021.

The seven-member Board of Trustees serves as liaison between the general public and the library. It establishes library policy and mission, adopts the annual library budget, authorizes library services, and ensures that the library operates in accordance with state law and its own policies. Trustees attend meetings, participate in discussion and decision making at the meetings, serve on committees, and stay continually informed on library issues and state of Illinois laws that govern public libraries. Regular Board meetings occur at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, with additional committee and special meetings taking place throughout the year. During this time, when the Library building is closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, board meetings continue to take place via conference call. More information about the Barrington Area Library Board of Trustees.

According to state law, the Board is authorized to fill the vacancy by appointment until the next regularly scheduled trustee election. Applicants must be registered voters who have lived in the District for at least one year, and meet other requirements as established by state law. Library trustee positions are nonpartisan and held by unpaid volunteers.

For consideration, individuals should send a one-page statement of interest detailing their qualifications for the position. The Board will review submitted materials, interview applicants, and then vote to appoint the new trustee.

Statements of interest, and general questions about the Board, its responsibilities, and the appointment process, may be sent to the Library’s Executive Director, Jesse Henning, via email: jhenning@balibrary.org or via postal service at: Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL, 60010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.