The eight-member board oversees an $18.3 million annual budget and the operation and maintenance of the city's library system. The board is at a critical juncture -- building a new Downtown Central library and upgrading and expanding its community library system at the same time state aid cuts are significantly reducing its operating budget.
The new board member will fill the term of George Garnett, who is resigning effective Aug. 31, according to a Library Board news release. Garnett is leaving Minneapolis for professional reasons.
The remaining seven members of the Library Board will interview and select Garnett's replacement. The board seeks candidates who understand the importance of the Library Board's relationships with other units of local and state government and who have financial budgeting experience, communications skills and/or a background with other governing bodies or boards, the release said.
Individuals with experience in philanthropic organizations, community fundraising campaigns or alternative revenue sources are encouraged to apply, it said.
Garnett's term expires on Dec. 31, 2005. For more information, call 630-6221.