Tricounty News

Library board member sought

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), the library multitype region in Central Minnesota, is seeking a new volunteer to serve as a citizen board member beginning as soon as possible. The initial term of board membership is two years.

CMLE is one of seven regional multitype library systems in Minnesota. The multitypes were organized in 1979 for the purpose of developing common ways for libraries of different types to work together. Each regional center tailors its services to the expressed needs in their region. CMLE serves 12 Central Minnesota counties: Aitkin, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright. The member libraries include K-12, academic, public and special libraries. CMLE’s offices are located in the James W. Miller Learning Resources Center at St. Cloud State University.

Individuals with an interest in serving in this citizen board member position should demonstrate an interest and support for all kinds of library services. They must be willing to attend four daytime meetings a year (three in St. Cloud, one elsewhere in the region), and be willing to engage in email discussion of library issues. Candidates should submit a letter of interest via email, outlining their experience with libraries and why they believe they are suited to the position. The letter should be sent to Kirsty Smith, Director of the Great River Regional Library, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Applications will be accepted until Sunday, Nov. 17.