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Friday, December 27, 2013

Baldwin Public Library Board seeks student representative. Deadline for application is January 13th.

BIRMINGHAM, MI (December 5, 2013) – The Board of the Baldwin Public Library invites interested high school juniors who reside in the City of Birmingham, Village of Beverly Hills, Village of Bingham Farms, or the City of Bloomfield Hills to apply for the position of Student Representative to the Baldwin Public Library Board. This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and instill an ethic of community service, as well as encourage citizen participation in local government. In addition, the Board benefits greatly from having a new perspective on Library planning and services.

This opportunity requires a commitment to serve a one-year term on the Baldwin Public Library Board. The term of service runs from February 17, 2014 to February 16, 2015. This position requires that the Student Representative attend the monthly meetings of the Library Board and review the monthly agenda, minutes and reports prior to the meeting. Visit to review past meetings and minutes.

To find application details, visit The completed application, essay, and two letters of recommendation are due by January 13, 2014 to Josh Rouan at the Baldwin Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009 or via email to

“This opportunity is an excellent way for high school students to develop leadership skills and to understand how local government and libraries operates. It also gives a chance for students to prepare themselves for future careers in politics or libraries,” said Sheila Brice, Library Board Vice President.

The Baldwin Public Library is located in downtown Birmingham at 300 W. Merrill Street and can be reached at 248-647-1700 or through the Library’s website at  

Contact: Kathryn Bergeron, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682

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