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Campbell County Public Library now accepting applications for board of trustees position

Campbell County Public Library is seeking applications for an opening on its board of trustees. This is a non-paid, volunteer position. Applications will be accepted through May 31, and interviews will be scheduled in June/July. The term begins October 1, 2018.

Members of the Library’s board of trustees are appointed to serve four-year terms. Board member Tracy Smith is currently serving the unfulfilled term of Steven Trumbo.  She is eligible to serve two full terms.  By law, the board must maintain a balanced geographical representation of all areas of the county. In keeping with the law, applicants for the position should live in the Alexandria or the southern Campbell County area.

Present board members are Cathy Howard, president; Carla Landon, vice president; Paul Johnson, treasurer; Christie Fillhardt, secretary; and Smith.

Copies of the job description and application form are available online and at each patron services desk. Applicants should complete the application and submit a cover letter and resume to the Library’s director, JC Morgan, at our Cold Spring Branch, 3920 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, Ky., 41076.

By law, trustees are appointed by the County Judge-Executive with the approval of the Fiscal Court. The Library must provide two interested candidates for any open position.

The board meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings last about two hours. Board of trustee responsibilities include reading prepared materials prior to the meetings; reviewing and approving Library policies and budget; and being an advocate for the Library.

The Campbell County Public Library operates four branches.  The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166.  The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033.  The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035. The Alexandria Branch, which openend in January 2018, is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria, phone 859-572-7463.

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