Attention Twin Cities Library Friends: Metronet Seeks Citizen Board Members

Metronet, the metro-wide multitype library system, is currently seeking three dedicated citizen representatives to sit on its Board of Directors.

If you’re unfamiliar with the organization, you’re probably asking: “What is a multitype library system?” Unlike the regional public systems you are likely more familiar with, multitypes serve every type of library and archive, including primary school media centers, collegiate facilities, and special collections.

Metronet’s governance structure mirrors this make up. The organization is helmed at all times by a Board of nine: one representative each from primary school, public, academic and special library settings, augmented by five citizen delegates. The Metronet Board of Directors meets six times a year and provides fiscal oversight and both short- and long-term operations planning.

Candidates for the three openings must not be currently employed nor seeking employment in a library, but should have a demonstrable interest in library work in all its facets. Applicants should also be current residents of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Retired librarians are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Think you might be interested? Click here to read a more detailed job description, and to apply. Applications are due June 15. The term of office begins July 1, 2013.