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Baldwin Library seeking student representative

High school juniors with a passion for community service who are seeking to develop leadership skills have an opportunity to shine as the board of the Baldwin Public Library is seeking applications for the position of student representative to the Baldwin Public Library Board.

Interested high school juniors who reside in the city of Birmingham, village of Beverly Hills, village of Bingham Farms, or the city of Bloomfield Hills, regardless of the school they attend, are invited to apply for the position of student representative. The board noted, “This is an excellent opportunity for students to develop leadership skills and instill an ethic of community service, as well as encourage citizen participation in local government.” In addition, the board benefits greatly from having a new perspective on library planning and services.

This one-year term lasts from February 26, 2024 to February 17, 2025. Representatives are expected to attend at least 10 of 12 library board meetings, which are held the third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the library. Exceptions to this schedule fall on Monday, February 26, 2024, Monday, June 24, 2024, and Wednesday, January 22, 2025, due to holidays. Packets for each board meeting are available on the library’s website the Friday prior to the meeting.

The commitment to this position requires that the Baldwin Library student representative review the monthly agenda, minutes and reports prior to the meeting. In addition to participating in board meetings, the student representative will also have the opportunity to work with library staff and either assist with a service project or coordinate and implement a teen program during the year.

“The Baldwin Public Library student representative has an opportunity to participate and engage with the library’s board of trustees at monthly meetings. The board is glad to have a student representative, and welcomes,

encourages and especially appreciates the student representative’s observations, insights and suggestions related to various aspects of the library and the ever changing needs of its community,” said library board president Karen Rock.

Application deetails can be found at The completed application, essay, and two letters of recommendation are due by January 11, 2024 to Jaclyn Miller at the Baldwin Public Library, 300 West Merrill, Birmingham, MI 48009 or via email to


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