Baldwin Library in Birmingham Seeks Student Representative for Board

Baldwin Library in Birmingham Seeks Student Representative for Board

 

BIRMINGHAM, MI – The Board of the Baldwin Public Library invites interested high school juniors who reside in the City of Birmingham, Village of Beverly Hills, Village of Bingham Farms, or the City of Bloomfield Hills to apply for the position of Student Representative to the Baldwin Public Library Board. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and instill an ethic of community service, as well as encourage citizen participation in local government. In addition, the Board benefits greatly from having a new perspective on Library planning and services.

This one-year term lasts from February 19, 2017 to February 18, 2018. Representatives are expected to attend Library Board meetings held the third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Library, with Wednesday, January 17, 2018 as the only exception. Packets for each Board meeting are available on the Library’s website the Friday prior to the meeting. The commitment to this position requires that the BPL Student Representative review the monthly agenda, minutes, and reports prior to the meeting, which can be found at http://www.baldwinlib.org/library-board.

“Serving on the Board this year has been a really great experience and it was a pleasure to serve. I learned so much about the Library and our community and how tax dollars are used,” said 2016 Student Representative Brigitte Gagnier.

To find application details, visit www.baldwinlib.org/studentrep. The completed application, essay, and two letters of recommendation are due by January 13, 2017 to Rebekah Craft at the Baldwin Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009 or via email to rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org.

“This opportunity is an excellent way for high school students to develop leadership skills and to understand how local government and libraries operate. It also gives a chance for students to prepare themselves for future careers in politics or libraries,” said Sheila Brice, Library Board of Trustees.

The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street. The Library’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Library’s website www.baldwinlib.org has information on how to register for a Library Card and access all of the Library’s services.

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