If you want to have a voice in how the Guilderland Public Library serves your community, here’s your chance: Consider running for one of the two seats on the Board of Trustees that will be up for election on Tuesday, May 15.
Incumbents and new candidates may run for a permanent Board seat by following the steps outlined below. The May 15 election for Library Trustees is concurrent with votes on the Library Budget, School District Budget, and election of members of the School Board.
To start the process of running for the Library Board, stop by the Library and pick up an information packet. When you pick up the packet, you must provide your name, address, and phone number; this information is required by the School District. Note: Completed nomination packets must be filed with the Clerk of the Guilderland Central School District on or before Monday, April 16, 2018.
Your packet includes a memo from the Director, the Library Bylaws, and a document titled On Being a Board Member, which outlines the responsibilities and opportunities the position entails. There is also a two-page biographical information sheet, which must be filled out and returned. This information is used in the Library’s publicity pertaining to the election. Everyone picking up a packet is encouraged to read all the information completely.
If you have questions on this, please call Library Director Tim Wiles at (518) 4567-2400, ext. 113, or the School District Clerk at (518) 456-6200.
FLOSS Computer Club
Teens and tweens, if you’re curious about the guts of a computer, then come to the FLOSS Computer Club starting on Monday, March 12, at 6:30 pm. In this four-session class, you’ll take computers apart to learn about what’s inside, and put them back together to get them working. Then, there’s the coolest part: We FLOSS! (which means downloading some Free/Libre Open Source Software), and learn how that works.
The remaining three classes are all on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.: March 19, 26, and April 2. Space is limited, so please register now by going to guilderlandlibrary.org. and clicking on March 12 on the calendar. Or you can register by calling (518) 456-2400, ext. 4. The program is for grades 7 – 12; you must attend all four sessions.
— Mark Curiale