Village of Oak Park Library Trustee, Seat 2
Employer / Organization
Apr 06, 2021
Dec 14, 2020 - Dec 21, 2020
Public library boards are elected to help set the overall policy and goals of the library they serve. Libraries offer things far beyond books, as they host cultural events, provide internet access, and they often host civic events. Library boards often work with city councils on adopting budgets and they may also work together to hire the library's executive director, who is in charge of the day-to-day library operations. Depending on the size of the district, the library board may oversee one local library, or in larger communities, have several branches to help administer. The board of trustees are elected at large by the district with staggered elections every even year. The board may select among its members to serve in positions of leadership. The board is responsible for representing the public interest, establishing responsible policies, hiring and evaluating the superintendent, ensuring fiscal sustainability, and advocating for the district.
Application GuidelinesTo run for this position you must contact the City Clerk first and be aware that the filing window is one week long, which is 113 days prior to the election to 106 days prior to the election. If you are considering running, contact the City Clerk as soon as possible to verify that your address is eligible to run for the position you are considering, and to clarify the requirements for running (petition signatures, filing fees, etc.) The City Clerks are the administrators for the elections and their purpose is to help voters and candidates, so contact them as soon as possible. Additionally, please use the weblink to the Candidate Guide provided by the State of Illinois on this page.
Submit application to:
Village of Oak Park Library District, 9427 Raymond Ave, Oak Lawn, IL, 60453, US