Join the Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees!

November 01, 2016

Contact: Eve Franklin
Administrative Secretary
Berkeley Public Library


Join the Berkeley Public Library Board of Library Trustees!

Berkeley. CA. November 1, 2016—Support the Berkeley Public Library as a member of the Board of Library Trustees. The City is currently accepting applications to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Board. If you are a Berkeley resident passionate about libraries, we encourage you to apply. Learn more about the City of Berkeley’s application and interview process for Board and Commission members by visiting the City’s website. Information on responsibilities of the Board of Library Trustees can be found here.

About the Board
The Board of Library Trustees serves in an administrative capacity in addition to advising City Council concerning Library policies and programs. With assistance from the Library Director, Trustees formulate policy and serve as managing agents of the Library Fund.

Trustees are appointed for a term of four years. Board meetings are governed by the Brown Act and City policies. Trustees must reside in Berkeley and are required to take an oath of office, file a Statement of Economic Interests, and attend meetings on a regular basis.  

Application process
Applicants will need to submit both the General Application and the Board of Library Trustees Supplemental Questionnaire to the City Clerk by January 13, 2017 at 5:00pm. You may contact the City Clerk with questions:, telephone (510) 981-6900, or TDD (510) 981-6903.

The Board of Library Trustees will interview candidates at a public meeting on February 1, 2017. The new Trustee’s term will begin March 24, 2017.

About the Library
Founded in 1893, the Berkeley Public Library has grown from a small reading room with 264 books, into a five-story Central Library with four well-loved neighborhood branches and a Tool Lending Library. For more information, visit our website.