The information listed below relates only to members of the public interested in running for a permanent Board seat in May. In the case of a mid-year vacancy, the seat will be filled by appointment. Please see the appointment page for more information.

Both incumbents and new candidates may run for a permanent Board seat by following the steps below:

  • Eligible candidates must have been a resident of the Guilderland Public Library District — same boundaries as the Guilderland Central School District — for at least 30 days prior to the May 15, 2018, election.
  • Candidates need to pick up an informational packet at the Library. These are available now at the Library’s Circulation Desk Anyone picking up a packet must sign their name, address and phone number on the Packet Roster. This required information is retained by the School District.
  • Each 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.
  • Please note that the Biographical Data Form enclosed in the packet must be competed and returned to the Library’s Public Information Officer no later than April 16, 2018.

Please call the Library Director at 518-456-2400 x 113 or the School District Clerk at 518-456-6200 with any questions.


Updated: February 8, 2018