Thursday, March 24, 2011

Two Seats Open on Library Board of Trustees in May Election

The nine-member Albany Public Library Board of Trustees has two positions that are up for election on Tuesday, May 17. The library’s trustees are charged with making the rules, regulations, and policies under which the seven-location library system operates. The two open trustee positions carry full five-year terms that start on June 30, 2011.

In order to run for library trustee, candidates must meet the following criteria:
+ Be at least 18-years-old
+ Be a United States citizen
+ Reside in the city of Albany
+ Have been registered to vote in the previous year’s general election
+ Submit a valid nominating petition

Starting Wednesday, March 23, nominating petitions will be available at the Reference Desk of the Main Library at 161 Washington Avenue. Interested candidates can pick up a nominating packet (including the petition form and instructions) at the Main Library Reference Desk during regular library hours:
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Completed nominating petitions (including at least 81 valid signatures) must be returned to the Clerk of the City School District of Albany by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18. The School District Clerk can be reached at 475-6010.

If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact:
Stephanie Simon
Public Information Officer

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