Morris Area Public Library Board Vacancy

The Morris Area Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on our Board, which sets the library’s tax levy, budget, and library policies. 

Candidates may be selected to be interviewed by the Board.  The appointment of the individual chosen starts May 2024 and runs through March 2025.  The position will be up for election during the general consolidated election process in 2025. At this time, the Board prefers to appoint candidates who seriously consider running for election in 2025.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Attend Board meetings (second Monday each month, 6:30 PM)
  • Preview the agenda, minutes and documents before each meeting
  • Participate in discussion and decision making at each meeting
  • Commit time outside of meetings for the work of the Board
  • Be knowledgeable about the goals, plans, history, and future of the library
  • Represent the library at community events, be visible and accessible
  • Have a sincere commitment to the purpose and mission of the library
  • Be informed about library issues through state and national library organizations
  • Be an advocate for the library community

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Qualified elector/registered voter residing in the library district for at least one year
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be current in the payment of property taxes and not indebted to the library
  • May not have been convicted of a felony
  • Relevant professional, volunteer, or board experience
  • Knowledge of community interests

Submit your application, letter of interest, and resume via email to (preferred) or hand deliver to 604 Liberty St, Morris IL, by April 15

The resume should provide the following information: schools/degrees attained/year of graduation; present occupation & employer/# of years with this employer (previous if retired); current and past board, civic, and other volunteer/community activities.