Library Board Trustee

The Sumner County Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies to serve as Trustees. One position will be representative of Hendersonville, and the other an At-Large position for all of Sumner County. Applicants should be willing to serve without compensation and devote their time to make the Sumner County Library System successful.

Applications may be filled out and submitted below or downloaded to be printed out and submitted in person. Each Sumner County Library will also have copies available on their individual sites and within their buildings.

Completed applications may be sent directly to or delivered to the circulation desk at any of the five libraries in Sumner County: Gallatin, Hendersonville, Millersville, Portland and Westmoreland. If you have questions about this opportunity, feel free to ask your local Library Director for more information.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 24, 2021Applications will be reviewed by the Personnel Committee and select applicants may be invited for an interview with members of the Library Board of Trustees on December 9 or 13, 2021.

Duties of Library Board Trustees include:

  • Select and employ an Executive Director
  • Formulate policies and secure adequate funding for the operation of the library
  • Attend regular and special called meetings of the Board
  • Study the general trends of librarianship and participate in the planning, goals, and priorities of the library
  • Maintain good relations with local governments and promote the library’s position in overall governmental organization and support
  • Continually promote the library in the community and explain policies and services whenever called upon
  • Approve any fund raising activity by an individual, group, or organization proposed to be done in the name of or for the benefit of the Public Library

Upon completion of the interview process, the Library Board of Trustees will make recommendations to the County Mayor based upon the findings of the Personnel Committee. These recommendations will be presented to the County Commission for approval during their December meeting.

The Sumner County Library Board and libraries of Sumner County do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or military service in its policies, or in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services or activities.

Trustee Application Form

Library Trustee Application
Do you have a library card?
If Yes, which branches?
I am interested in serving as a Trustee representing:
Please indicate areas of interest and/or knowledge that would be of benefit to the library board:
Maximum upload size: 268.44MB

Library Locations

123 East Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37075

140 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075

1174 Louisville Highway
Millersville, TN 37072

301 Portland Boulevard
Portland, TN 37148

2305 Epperson Springs Road
Westmoreland, TN   37186

Library Board Trustee

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