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Batavia library board accepting applications to fill vacant seat

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Submitted by Batavia Public Library

Applications to fill an open seat on the Batavia Public Library's board of library trustees are being accepted through Nov. 9. The open position is the result of a vacancy left by the resignation of former Trustee Edward F. Skahan.

Those interested in serving on the board must reside in the Batavia Public Library District. A map of the district is available on the library website,, under "About the Library." The term of office runs through May 2013.

The board of library trustees meets the third Tuesday of every month. Trustees are assigned to serve on one or more committees, which meet periodically throughout the year.

The board is composed of seven residents of the library district. It establishes library policy, appoints the library director, and oversees the library's budget of $3.2 million. Trustees are elected at large at the consolidated election in odd-numbered years.

Letters of nomination should include name, address, email address, the most convenient telephone number. Specify home, work, or mobile, a statement of interest, reasons for wanting to serve on the board, and a statement of experience. Letters should be sent to Open Seat, Board of Library Trustees, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL, 60510-2793; or email

Interviews will be conducted in closed session Tuesday, Nov. 15, as part of the regular board meeting, which begins at 7 p.m.

For more information about the office of Library Trustee, call George H. Scheetz, director, (630) 879-1393, ext. 350.