The North Valley Public Library Board of Trustees currently has a vacancy created by the resignation of Leon Theroux.
Trustees are responsible for setting policies for the Library, setting the overall direction for the Library through participating in strategic planning, and overseeing the finances and budget of the Library, making sure that the Library is being responsible with library district taxpayer dollars. The Trustees are elected officials and uphold state laws that pertain to libraries and must have a high degree of ethics. Trustees need to adhere to the State Library Public Library Standards including receiving at least three hours of continuing education each year. Library Trustees must also value the importance of libraries and life-long learning, appreciating that public libraries have collections for all ages and interests.
Monthly board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month and there are also special meetings to attend occasionally throughout the year, including the annual budget hearing usually held at the end of August or the first week in September. The North Valley Public Library is in the middle of building planning, so from January through March of 2023, the Board will attend building design meetings with MMW Architects, discussing square footage, electrical systems, plumbing, cost estimates, and aesthetics.
To be eligible to be a North Valley Public Library Trustee you need to live in the Library District which corresponds with the Stevensville and Lone Rock School Districts. If you would like to be considered to be appointed by the board of trustees to fill the unexpired term which runs through May 2023, please submit a letter of interest with qualifications to Victoria Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put in the subject line “Library Trustee Application.” If you would like to run for the remainder of the vacant term, you can fill out a Ravalli County Oath of Candidacy form. Filing is currently open and closes Feb. 6, 2023. The term would serve from May 2023-May 2025. There are three other trustees up for elections so on your Oath of Candidacy form, you can indicate that you are running for the term ending May