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Altadena Library District: Open Announcement for Board Vacancy

Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 11:00 am

With the resignation of Trustee Gwen McMullins, the Altadena Library Board of Trustees is announcing a vacancy and will make an appointment to fill that seat. The Altadena Library District thanks Trustee McMullins for her many years of dedicated service and extends its profound appreciation for all her work on behalf of the library and the community. (A copy of her letter of resignation may be found here).

The Board of Trustees is accepting applications from anyone who would like to serve on the board for her unexpired 2020 term (until the first Friday in December, 2020). Applicants must be at least 18, a resident of, and registered to vote in Altadena. This seat, along with two others currently held by Trustees Betsy Kahn and Terry Andrues, will be up for election on the November 2020 ballot. The individual appointed will hold the seat until the elected candidate is certified and sworn in; s/he is welcome to run for the seat in the 2020 election if desired.

The board meets at 5:00pm on the fourth Monday of each month; the position involves budgetary and policy oversight as well as high-level strategic decision-making for the Altadena Library District. Interested parties should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed supplemental questionnaire to the District Director by 5:00pm on June 12, 2020. The board will interview potential candidates at the next board meeting at 5:00pm on June 22nd, and the interview and appointment process will be announced publicly in advance.

If you are interested in filling the open seat on the Board, please download a copy of the Certification of Qualifications at and submit it along with your accompanying materials (letter of interest, resume) to as soon as possible. You may also mail your materials to the Main Library at 600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001.

For more information on the Board of Trustees, their processes, and their responsibilities, please visit the library’s website at; please direct any questions to

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