Would you like to work with a dedicated team of colleagues representing all types and sizes of libraries to help shape the future of a member-driven, vibrant, and innovative library system? RAILS is seeking nominees for five volunteer positions on its Board of Directors.

  • Two at-large seats (to be filled by a current employee or member of the governing body of a RAILS member library of any type)
  • Three public library trustee seats (to be filled by a current board member of a RAILS member public library) 

The election for these seats will be held in May 2024. The term for each position will begin on July 1, 2024, and end on June 30, 2027.
We are looking for candidates who reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, staff position, and other factors. We ask board members to attend and actively participate in 11 board meetings per year, either in person or at a RAILS service center or videoconference location. For more information on other duties and responsibilities, view the RAILS Board Member Job Description.
This year, to enhance transparency and provide voters with more information, we will also require each candidate to participate in a brief campaign video. This process will take place between April 19 and May 3 with the assistance of the RAILS Communications team.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 19, at 5 p.m. Access the nomination form (L2 login required).
If you have any questions, contact Dan Bostrom, RAILS Director of Marketing & Communications.