Join the Library Board!

Posted on Nov 2, 2021

The Albion District Library’s Board of Trustees is actively seeking residents of the City of Albion, Albion Township, and the MPS district within Sheridan Township to represent the residents on the Board.

Do you believe a public library is vital to the health and well-being of the community as a whole? Are you passionate about learning; committed to equality, fairness, and transparency; and willing to work with others to achieve challenging goals? This may be the volunteer opportunity for you!

There are seven members on the ADL Board of Trustees. They represent the residents of the approximately 67 square miles of the City of Albion, Albion Township, and the Marshall School District within Sheridan Township. The Board of Trustees responsibilities include: directing the funds and policies of the library, hiring and evaluating a library director, establishing goals and objectives for the library, and developing future growth and priorities of the library. Trustees serve four (4) year terms and are expected to serve on at least one of four committees.

Now seeking trustees to represent the following districts:

  • City of Albion (Term: 2022-2025)
    – Must be a resident of the City of Albion
  • Albion Township (Partial Term: 2022)
    – Must be resident of Albion Township
  • Marshall Public School District (Full Term: 2022-2025)
    – Must be a resident of the MPS district within the City of Albion, Albion Township, or Sheridan Township

A strong candidate will possess:
– an awareness of the library’s role in our community as a center of information, culture, recreation, and lifelong learning,
– an understanding of our community and its needs,
– a willingness to commit time for both board meetings and at least one committee,
– the ability to think and plan creatively and to question objectively,
– sound judgment, a sense of fiscal responsibility, and political awareness,
– good listening and communication skills,
– the ability to consider all sides of an issue,
– a willingness to be an advocate for the library to the community and for the community to the library.

For more information, please contact Library Director, Cindy Stanczak, via phone at (517) 629-3993 or via email at