Whitman County Library Board of Trustees seek applicants for vacant position

The Whitman County Library Board of Trustees seeks applicants for an opening on their Board that was created when Teresa Myott of Palouse completed her term. In order to provide equal geographic representation, applicants from Rosalia, Tekoa and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.

Library board members are appointed by the Whitman County Commissioners to serve a term of 5 years. They must live within the library district and are not paid, although a travel reimbursement is available. Currently the board meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Colfax or occasionally in other branch locations. It is important that library trustees are visible within their own community to assist in seeking input from area residents about the library.

The five-member board of trustees is responsible for governance of Whitman County Rural Library District, which is all of Whitman County except within the Pullman City limits. The district is composed of 14 branch libraries and nearly 30 employees, most being part-time. Board members work actively to learn about the library, oversee operations and help guide its future.

If you are interested in applying for the Whitman County Library Board of Trustees, please send a letter of interest; resume or other pertinent information marked Board of Trustees, Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111. If you have questions, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick, Whitman County Library Director at 397-4366.

For more information, contact:

Peggy Bryan at 509-397-4366