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Volunteers for ARLS Board of Trustees Needed!

The governance of the library system lies in the hands of a dedicated Board of Trustees. The Library Board of Trustees assumes the responsibility of adopting essential policies required for the smooth operation of the regional library system, ensuring its continued success in serving and enriching the community it proudly serves. There are nine volunteer trustees appointed by the respective City Council or Boards of Supervisors. Terms are four-year terms, with no more than two successive terms. Contact Library Administration if you would like a print copy of the application associated with your community.

 

Hopewell Boards and Commissions Application: Three volunteers are appointed by the Hopewell City Council.

Prince George County Citizen Boards and Commissions: Three volunteers are appointed by the Prince George County Board of Supervisors. 

Citizen Boards, Commissions and Authorities: Three volunteers are appointed by the Dinwiddie County Board of Supervisors.

Board of Trustee Meetings 

  • July 18, 2023                  McKenney Library                   1:00 PM
  • August 2023                   No Meeting                               
  • September 20, 2023      Rohoic Library                         1:00 PM
  • October 18, 2023           Hopewell Library                     1:00 PM
  • November 2023             No Meeting                
  • December 13, 2023       Carson Library                         1:00 PM
  • January 17, 2024           Prince George Library             1:00 PM
  • February 21, 2024          Dinwiddie Library                     1:00 PM
  • March 20, 2024              McKenney Library                    1:00 PM
  • April 17, 2024                 Rohoic Library                          1:00 PM
  • May 22, 2024                  Prince George Library             1:00 PM
  • June 19, 2024                 Hopewell Library                     1:00 PM

All Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. If you are a member of the public and are interested in attending a meeting please email admin@arls.org or call (804) 458-6329 x2004 for more information. The Board of Trustees can be contacted at 209 East Cawson Street, Hopewell, VA 23860.

ARLS Board Brochure

There are several reasons why someone might choose to serve as a Library Board Trustee. Here are a few potential motivations.

Love for Libraries:If you have a genuine passion for libraries and believe in their importance within the community, serving as a trustee allows you to contribute directly to the growth and development of your local library.

Support for Education and Literacy: Libraries play a crucial role in promoting education and literacy. By serving on the library board, you have the opportunity to advocate for and support programs that enhance learning opportunities for people of all ages.

Community Engagement:Volunteering as a library board trustee is a way to actively engage with your community. You’ll have the chance to work closely with library staff, community members, and other stakeholders to ensure the library meets the needs and interests of the local population.

Decision-making and Governance: Serving on the library board allows you to be part of the decision-making process regarding library policies, budgeting, programming, and long-term planning. It’s an opportunity to contribute your skills and expertise to shape the library’s direction and make a positive impact on the community.

Networking and Skill Development:Being a trustee provides opportunities for networking and skill development. You’ll collaborate with other board members, library professionals, and community leaders, allowing you to expand your connections and knowledge in various areas, such as governance, finance, community development, and public relations.

Civic Responsibility:Volunteering as a trustee demonstrates a commitment to civic responsibility and community service. It’s a way to give back to your community and actively participate in the democratic process by ensuring that the library remains a vital resource for all residents.