KPL Board Opening Announced

Jun 23, 2009 09:45:42 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

At its June 22 monthly meeting, the Kalamazoo Public Library board of trustees approved a process for filling a trustee position that became vacant with the resignation of trustee Ian Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy will be moving out of the Kalamazoo Public Library district. His current term would have ended June 30, 2013, however his vacant seat will be filled by appointment only until 2011, the date of the next library board of trustees election.

Application Deadline July 17

Persons interested in serving on the board of trustees are invited to send a letter of interest and a description of their qualifications to the board no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Trustees must be registered voters within the Kalamazoo Public Library district, which encompasses the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Township, Oshtemo Township, and the Kalamazoo Public Schools district.

Letters may be mailed, hand delivered, faxed, or emailed to

  • Board of Trustees
  • c/o Martha Coash
  • Kalamazoo Public Library
  • 315 S. Rose St.
  • Kalamazoo MI 49007
  • Fax 269-553-7999
  • Email

Committee to Review Applications

A committee comprised of trustees Cynthia Addison, Lisa Godfrey, and current board president Valerie Wright will review applicants’ letters and credentials. If several qualified citizens apply, the committee may choose to interview candidates. The committee expects to present a recommendation to the full board at their August 24, 2009, meeting. A majority vote of the board will fill the vacated seat.

To learn more about the board of trustees, to read minutes of past meetings, or to see a schedule of upcoming meetings, please visit the Kalamazoo Public Library website. Please call Martha Coash, assistant to the library director, with any questions at 269-553-7826.

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I wrote that post and I am deeply insulted that the name was changed. That was not an accident on your part. Kindly explain yourself or undo the change. (editor's note: we sincerely apologize - a software glitch wrongly attributed your comment. The error has been corrected.)
Wow, blast from the past. I have many fond memories of weekend trips to the Washington Square library, before I moved to Nashville. I hope the next trustee is a visionary. Children are losing the wonder of books and it's a shame.