Dear High School Juniors and Parents:
The Baldwin Public Library Board in Birmingham supports student leadership development, community service and future citizen participation in local government. The Baldwin Public Library Board invites interested Juniors who reside in the Village of Beverly Hills, the Village of Bingham Farms, the City of Birmingham or the City of Bloomfield Hills to apply to be the Student Representative to the Baldwin Public Library Board.
This opportunity requires a commitment to serve a one-year term on the Baldwin Public Library Board. The term of service runs from February 20, 2012, to January 23, 2013. Board meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Library’s Rotary Room on the lower level, except for January and September, when meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Packets for each Board meeting are available on the Library’s website the Friday prior to the meeting. The commitment to this position requires that the Baldwin Public Library Board Student Representative review the monthly agenda, minutes and reports prior to the meeting.
The selected student will be appointed as a non-voting member on the Library Board, but will be asked to perform all other meeting duties of an elected Baldwin Public Library Board member. The Student Representative will receive all materials, participate in discussions and help shape decisions by lending a high school person’s perspective.
This position requires that the appointed student will be comfortable speaking in public and appearing on cable television. Visit www.baldwinlib.org/library-board to review past meetings and minutes.
The completed application, essay and two letters of recommendation must be received at the Library by Thursday, January 12, 2012. Send the application materials to Josh Rouan, Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 248-554-4683 if you have questions and a Library Board member will get back to you.
We hope you will give serious consideration to this unique learning opportunity. This position provides a tremendous way to develop leadership skills, earn community service hours, and experience first-hand how local city government operates and libraries make decisions.