Student Board Member Recruitment

Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees Student Trustee Recruitment  

On February 16, 2023, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create a Student Trustee position. The goal of this initiative is to provide an opportunity for a young person to learn about board governance and gain valuable real-world experience serving on a governing body. Additionally, the library and its board of trustees will gain insight into students’ points of view on library resources, programs and materials. The Student Trustee will be able to provide valuable information that enables the system to better serve its young adult customers.  

Requirements for the position:  

  • Must be a rising junior or senior. 

  • Must live in Anne Arundel County. 

  • Must attend an Anne Arundel County Public School, private school or be homeschooled.  

  • Must be available to serve a one-year term beginning in August 2024 and ending in June 2025.  

  • Must be able to meet all the expectations of a Library Trustee (see below). 

Recruitment 2024:  

For 2024, applications will be accepted from February 9 - March 8. Please submit the following in one email to :  

  • Cover letter 

  • Resume 

  • Two letters of recommendation (examples include: teacher, counselor, principal, work/volunteer supervisor, scout master, coach) 

  • Answers to three short essay questions (please save separately and include name) 

Interviews will be conducted by Zoom or in person in early April by a panel of trustees and library staff. The panel will make a final recommendation to bring to the board for approval at its May 16 meeting at the Busch Annapolis Library. The student member would begin his/her/their term at the August 15 board meeting. The term would end at the last meeting of the fiscal year, June 19.  

Expectations of Library Board of Trustees:  

The Board of Library Trustees of the AACPL is charged with the responsibility of the governance of the AACPL. The board will hire a chief executive Officer who will be responsible for the day to day operations of the AACPL. The board shall administer the affairs of the AACPL, shall establish the policies; shall be the custodian of its properties; shall employ the library staff; and shall establish and direct those committees not otherwise provided for in the bylaws. You can see a complete version of the board’s bylaws at  


AACPL Commitment to Equity 

AACPL is working to advance diversity, inclusion, and belonging for our staff, customers, partners, and the whole community to create an equitable Library and society. We are committed to using our resources and partnerships to improve the lives of people of every race, ethnicity, culture, faith, age, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, and gender.