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Library Trustee

Library Trustee

Elected Position

Duties of Position:    Acting through the board of library trustees, have custody of and manage all property dedicated to library purposes; adopt bylaws for government of the library; prepare an annual budget and expend all monies appropriated for library purposes; appoint a librarian and all other library employees and set their compensation and other terms of employment.

Responsibilities:     Acting through the board of library trustees manage all aspects of municipal library operations.

Appointing Authority:   In Towns, elected for three-year terms. In cities elected as provided in the city charter

Length of Appointment:  In Towns elected for three-year term. In Cities the term of office as provided in the charter.

Time Commitment:    Attend regular monthly meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and undertake such other duties that are assigned by the Board.

Qualifications:     Eligible candidates include adults over the age of 18 who are U.S. Citizens and who reside in the town or city. Prior interest in and knowledge about public libraries preferred but not required.

Support Provided:    The town or city may pay for membership in and attendance at training programs provided by the New Hampshire Library