Job Description

Even though a library trustee is a volunteer position, becoming a trustee is like taking on a new job. It requires the same hard work and willingness to learn as does a paid position.

You might have been given a job description to review before becoming a trustee. If not, your Board may want to consider preparing one. A written job description may help future potential trustees understand the roles and responsibilities of the position.

The following sample job description shows what should be included. Boards will often set goals to keep the workload manageable. However, a trustee's responsibilities will include most of what is listed here over the course of the trustee's service on the Board.