The Westport Library Seeking Candidates for Board of Trustees

March 22, 2019

The Westport Library is seeking candidates to serve on the Library Board of Trustees ("the Board"), starting FY 2020, which begins July 1, 2019. The Westport Library is particularly interested in meeting candidates with the desire and the ability to actively commit to advocacy work that supports the implementation of the strategic plan, widens the Library's array of productive community relationships, increases sources of funding and otherwise ensures the long-term vitality of the Library.

Trustee appointments are for a term of four years. The Representative Town Meeting and the Library Board each appoint half of the Trustees. Currently, 20 Trustees serve on the Board. Candidates must be residents of the Town of Westport for 12 months preceding their appointment. More information about the role of the Library Board and its strategic plan is available on the Westport LIbrary's website,

Those interested in applying must complete a 3-step process.

  1. Applicants must email a resume and a brief letter of interest including the relevance of their past work and experience for consideration to Robin Powell at rpowell [at] westportlibrary [dot] org.
  2. Applicants are expected to attend one of the informational meetings about the Westport Library and the role of a Trustee, which are scheduled at 10 am and 7 pm on April 29, 2019
  3. Applicants must attend an interview with representatives of both the RTM and the Library Board. Applicants will be notified of the decision regarding their application shortly following the completion of this process.

Westport Library Trustees 2018-2019

Iain Bruce, President
Jocelyn Barandiaran, Senior VP
Russell Baris, VP Finance
Maggie Mudd, VP Governance/Nominations
Emily DiMiceli, VP Development
Adrian Hinojos, Secretary