The Wauconda Area Public Library District is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Board of Trustees. Please read below and apply using the application form at the bottom of this page.
In order to provide quality library service to the Wauconda Area, the Wauconda Area Public Library
District requires a working team of a Library Director and a Board of Library Trustees who are
informed to make necessary decisions. It is critical that each person appointed to the Board of Trustees be willing to perform the duties of a Trustee. Trustees receive no payment for their work.
The Library Board is composed of seven Trustees who are elected in the general election or are
appointed by those Trustees who are currently serving. The term of office for appointed Trustees
depends on the date of appointment, but can be no more than two years, after which the appointed
Trustee will have to run for election. The next election for Wauconda Area Library Trustee will be
April 4, 2023.
Prospective trustees should be aware of the following criteria, which will be used by the other Board
members of the Wauconda Area Public Library District in evaluating candidates for the vacant
position. A Trustee must:
1. Commit the necessary time to carry out the duties of a Trustee. This includes time to become and
stay knowledgeable about public library issues, to attend Board meetings, and to carry out Board
2. Be genuinely interested in public libraries and understand the importance of public libraries in
meeting the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the community.
3. Understand the local community, its social and cultural needs, and be willing to communicate those
needs to the Board.
4. Be able to work with others to reach a common goal.
5. Be open-minded, intellectually curious, and respectful of the opinions of others.
6. Have the courage to plan creatively and direct the effective implementation of those plans.
7. Be able to withstand pressures and prejudice that would restrict or prevent equal library service to
WHAT TRUSTEES DO
· set library policy
· employ and evaluate the director
· plan for the future
· monitor the library’s effectiveness
· be an advocate for the library