The Garfield County Public Library District is governed by a board of seven trustees appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Garfield County. Efforts are made to have at least one trustee from each of the communities served by a Garfield County Branch Library.
Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. Meeting location changes monthly; check our board meeting schedule to see where the next meeting will be held. Regular board meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are free and open to the public.
Positions Open: Seeking Candidates for the Board of Trustees
The Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill open positions. One position would fill an existing term ending on December 31, 2022 and represent the New Castle area, and the other position will fill a term ending on December 31, 2021 and be "at-large" from any area of the county. Appointees would then be eligible to volunteer to serve two, additional, five-year terms.
The seven-member Board of Trustees is the governing body for Garfield County Public Library District, a public library district serving Garfield County. Appointees to the Board of Trustees are chosen from residents within Garfield County. The existing Board of Trustees recommends new members to the Board of County Commissioners for appointment.
The Board sets policies, adopts the annual budget, supervises the work of the Executive Director, and determines the general strategic direction of the Library District. The Board is established under the laws of the State of Colorado. Trustees represent the Library District to the community and advocate for the Library District at the local and state levels.
Applicants must reside in Garfield County. Trustees are expected to support the Library District’s mission, vision, and values through the following actions: Ensuring financial stability, investing in staff development, providing service advocacy, and promoting Library District innovation. Trustees serve as volunteers without compensation. Regular meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.
In order to apply, please submit a letter of interest that elaborates on why you are interested in this position, the skills you would bring to the Board, and what you see as the top issues or challenges facing Garfield County Libraries and how you would assist fellow Board members in addressing these issues. Please also include any professional experience, volunteer work, or memberships that you believe would enhance your effectiveness as a Trustee.
Please submit your letter of interest by mail to:
Brett Lear, Executive Director
Garfield County Libraries
PO Box 832
Rifle, CO 81650
Or via email to: email@example.com
Applications will be evaluated by the Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees. The selected candidate must be approved by the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners.
Thank you for your interest in Garfield County Libraries!