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Monday, November 9, 2020

Altadena Library Seeking Applicants for Upcoming Vacancy on the Library Board of Trustees


The Altadena Library Board of Trustees is seeking applications to fill a board vacancy created by the expiration of Trustee Betsy Kahn’s term.

The successful applicant would serve on the board for a two-year term starting in December. Applicants must be at least 18, a resident of and registered to vote in Altadena. The new trustee will be sworn in on Dec. 14.

The Altadena Library District thanks Trustee Kahn for her years of dedicated service and extends its profound appreciation for all her work on behalf of the library and the community,” the board said in a statement.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a completed supplemental questionnaire to the district director by 5 p.m. Nov. 13.

The board will interview potential candidates at a special board meeting at 5 p.m. on Nov. 19. Each candidate will be given three minutes to make a statement and then be asked to answer three questions, which will be provided to the candidates in advance of the meeting

Member of the board, which meets the fourth Monday of each month, is an unpaid, volunteer position that involves budgetary and policy oversight, as well as high-level strategic decision-making for the Altadena Library District.

“This is a time in our community where we need to be actively innovating and taking steps toward equity, and civic engagement is critical to that process,” said Library District Director Nikki Winslow. “This opportunity is a tangible way for members of our community to make a positive impact in our libraries and thus all the people we serve.”

If you are interested in filling the open seat on the board, visit to download a copy of the certification qualification questionnaire 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, Calif., 91001.

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

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