The Friends of the Multnomah County Library is a non-profit organization with a mission to advocate for and support our outstanding public library. We provide supplemental funding for library programs and services and sponsor activities which engage people who value our library. We are currently accepting applications for new members to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested in applying for a three-year term beginning in July 2017, complete our online application at https://www.friends-library.org/board-application and then submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applying is March 26, 2017. Interviews will take place in April.
The Friends of the Library is a working board with board members taking an active role in marketing, membership, and event planning activities for the organization. Board commitment requires attendance at monthly meetings and participation in one or more of our standing committees. Enthusiasm, the ability to work well as a member of a team, and a flexible schedule are all assets for this work.
The ideal candidate should be passionate about public libraries and currently live or work in Multnomah County. We welcome diverse candidates who are excited to help inspire creativity and fresh thinking and to help our organization remain relevant in a changing world. Individuals who have an entrepreneurial or small business background are especially welcome to apply.
We would like to find individuals with:
deep and varied community connections
event planning experience
knowledge of legal issues
If you have skills or experience in one or more of these areas, we hope you’ll apply! No previous board service is required.
Want more information about the Friends? Check out our website at www.friends-library.org.