Broadview Library Board Has Open Trustee Seat 

The Help Desk inside of the Broadview Public Library. | File 

Saturday, February 5, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

The Broadview Public Library, 2226 S. 16th Ave. in Broadview, is looking to fill an open seat on the library’s trustee board, according to a statement released by library officials on Feb. 1. 

The vacant term ends on May 2023, after which the person appointed to this position will need to run in the April 2023 Consolidated Election to continue the remainder of the original term.  

The circumstances of the vacancy aren’t yet known. The library was closed when this article was published online on Saturday evening.

Library board trustees serve six-year terms, which are staggered. The trustees meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted or special meetings are called, library officials explained in a statement. 

“Trustee duties include, but are not limited to, being an advocate for the Library to the community; meeting attendance and participation; serving on subcommittees, as applicable; and providing financial and strategic direction in conjunction with the Executive Director,” according to the statement. 

“The Illinois State Library provides the Trustee Facts File, which outlines common and expected trustee responsibilities. The document can be found at: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/libraries/pdfs/trusteefacts.pdf.” 

Eligible applicants must reside in Broadview, be registered to vote at their Broadview address, be current with all of the library’s levied taxes and have no convictions. 

Those interested in applying should send a letter of interest and a current resume in care of the library trustee board to Broadview Public Library Executive Director Robert Lafferty at [email protected] or drop off the information in person at the library’s Help Desk, officials said. 

The library board expects to start reviewing applicant resumes by April 28. For information on running for election, visit the Cook County Clerk’s website at: www.cookcountvclerk.com/elections/pages/default.aspx.  

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