As a term on the Worthington Public Library Board expires or as a vacancy occurs, the Board of Trustees of the Worthington Public Library shall follow the "By-laws of the Worthington Public Library Board" and the "Guidelines for Selection of Board Members." The "Guidelines" shall be drafted by an ad hoc committee of the Board, shall be considered and adopted by the Board members and distributed to the public as needed and/or requested, and shall be reviewed by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Board President every three years.
Each November, the Board of Trustees shall submit to the Worthington City Board of Education the name of a person it recommends for appointment to the Library Board for the seven-year term beginning the following January. In the event that the incumbent of the term ending has been in that position for less than one half of a full term, that person may be recommended for reappointment. Under no other circumstances will a Library Board member's name be submitted for reappointment. When a mid-term vacancy occurs, the Board of Trustees shall submit the name of a person recommended for appointment by the Worthington City Board of Education in a timely manner so that the appointing authority may make an appointment no later than forty-five days after the vacancy occurs (ORC 3375.15 amended 4/90).
The recommendations of the Board will conform with Section 3375.15 Ohio Revised Code (...No one is eligible to membership on such board of library trustees who is or has been for a year previous to his appointment a member of a board of education making such appointment. A majority of such trustees shall be qualified electors of the school district, but a minority may be qualified electors of the county who reside outside the school district, and all shall be appointed by the board of education of the school district. Such trustees shall serve for a term of seven years and without compensation. All vacancies on such board of library trustees shall be filled by the board of education by appointment for the unexpired term.).
The Recruiting of candidates will be done using the following method and initiated no later than September 10 of each year:
The recommendation will be based on the following Criteria:
The Process of Selection shall include:
Revised by the Board of Trustees 09/16/2014, effective 09/17/2014