Wauconda Area Library Seeks New Trustee

Applications are being accepted for a vacant position on the Board of Library Trustees.

Residents of the library district interested in serving as a library trustee as a library trustee are invited to submit an application by Monday, May 17, 2021.

The vacancy will be filled by appointment, in accordance with Illinois statute and the library’s bylaws. 

To qualify to serve, an applicant must reside within the Wauconda Area Public Library District and be registered to vote. A Petition for Nomination is not required for this appointment. The successful candidate will fill a two-year term ending in May 2023.

Prospective candidates should complete an online Application for Appointment to Vacant Seat.   Paper application forms are also available at the Checkout Desk at the library. Applicants submitting the paper application should do so to the attention of Elizabeth Greenup, Library Director, at the library. Completed applications will be accepted through May 17, 2021.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to attend a regular board meeting at the library to observe.   A regular library board meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.  

The Board will schedule interviews with applicants.

The dates mentioned above are all subject to change, and the board reserves the right to cancel this search or to reject any application without explanation.

The Wauconda Area Public Library District Board of Trustees serves as a liaison between the general public and the library. The Board has the legal authority and responsibility to see that the library is well managed, and that it operates in accordance the laws of the State of Illinois and the policies established by the Board itself. Duties and responsibilities include budget oversight, policy approval, long- and short-range planning, and appointment of the library director. The Board of Trustees regularly meets on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Applications should be submitted to:

Elizabeth Greenup, Library Director
Wauconda Area Library
801 N. Main St.
Wauconda, IL  60084