Bryant Library Seeks New Board of Trustee Applicants

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The Bryant Library will see a change to its board of trustees come November as the term of one of its trustees expires.

Trustee and treasurer, Irving Chernofsky, who have served nine years, the maximum number of years permitted, will step down from his position.

Unlike other libraries whose board seats are determined by an election, Bryant Library trustees are selected by a nominating committee to serve a three-year term, Library Director Victor Caputo said.

Incumbents are allowed to re-apply for the same seat after their terms expires for another two terms.

Caputo said the nominating committee will meet at the end of the nomination process to review resumes, interview applicants and select someone whose qualification most meets the needs of the board.

Although the application deadline is April 30, Caputo said, the library might extend the date for residents to submit their applications.

“We might decide to extend the deadline for the nomination process depending on the applicants we get,” Caputo said.

Caputo said residents who are interested in serving on the board should pick up a packet at the library starting April 1. Applications must be submitted by April 30.

The information packet contains Bryant Library’s history, its governing bylaws and the duties of the trustees.

To be eligible for selection to the seven-member board, residents must be a member of the Bryant Library Association — all members of the Roslyn School District, 18 and older, are automatically a member. 

Trustees are responsible for developing the long-term policy, assuring sound fiscal management and serving as liaison between the community and the library.

Caputo also said the library will release its 2016-17 budget at the next board meeting on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bryant Library.

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