Franklin Park Library Board Vacancy

| August 22, 2013

The Franklin Park Public Library District Board of Trustees is seeking an appointee to fill a vacant Trustee position on the Board.

Library Trustee is an elected position; however, a vacancy has arisen that must be filled by appointment. If the person who is appointed to this position wishes to remain on the Board and serve for the remainder of the unexpired term, he/she will be required to run in the next consolidated election in April of 2015. Library Trustees do not receive a salary. This is an unpaid position.


The role of Library Trustee carries with it many responsibilities. Following are some of the basic expectations of a Trustee:

  • Attend monthly Board meeting
  • Preview the documents in the Board packet before each meeting
  • Participate in discussion and decision making at Board meetings
  • Stand by decisions made by the Board
  • Serve on committees as assigned by the Board President
  • Become an advocate for the Library in the community


Qualifications for the position of Library Trustee include the following:

  • Having an interest in the Library and its services
  • Be a resident of Franklin Park
  • Having an interest in the Franklin Park community and its needs
  • The ability to contribute adequate time for effective participation in Board activities and decision making
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to respect the opinions and contributions of other Trustees

How to Apply

If you are interested in being considered for the position of Library Trustee, send a letter explaining why you would like to join the Library Board and/or a resume to the Board of Trustees, c/o Franklin Park Public Library District, by August 30, 2013. You may also send the documents via email in care of the Library Director, Marie Saeli, at

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