Are you a community leader who is passionate about the importance of reading, writing and literacy, is supportive of the Library, has a philanthropic spirit and a willingness to serve and to actively participate on a board? If so, we want to hear from you!
The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation formed in 1986 through the support of community leaders, philanthropists, and the Board of Library Trustees to benefit the Jacksonville Public Library system. Our mission is to strengthen the ability of the Jacksonville Public Library to serve as an educational and cultural resource for our community, and promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Jacksonville residents.
The Jacksonville Public Library Foundation is currently accepting applications for membership on its Board of Directors. The Board has sole authority to direct the administration of the business and affairs of the Foundation. All board members serve a three-year term and can be reelected to serve a maximum of two terms. Board meetings are held bi-monthly at the Main Library at 303 N. Laura Street (Note: currently held via Zoom due to pandemic.)
Individuals with experience/background in financial management/accounting, fundraising, human resources, law, media/public relations, and technology are of particular interest, though we welcome hearing from all who are interested in serving and actively participating!