Candidates for the Library Advisory Committee

Member Appointment
The Library Advisory Committee members are appointed by the Township Board of Trustees. Each serves a term of 3 years, limited to 2 consecutive terms. Committee members are not paid to serve. A member of the Township Board serves as liaison to the Library Board. The Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:00p.m. in the Library's Conference Room, January through May and August through October.

Responsibilities
The goal of the Library Advisory Committee is to provide the best possible library service to the citizens of the community. The Committee does this through review with the Library Director of current library operations and proposed service development as well as through advocacy support with state and federal legislators. The Advisory Committee may also make policy recommendations to the township Board of Trustees.

The Waterford Township Public Library has a service population of approximately 70,565. The Library, located in the Waterford Civic Center, provides 55 service hours weekly. There are also 8 mini-branch collections managed by the Library’s Outreach Services staff in the senior housing complexes in the community.

Waterford Library Service
Library service in Waterford includes traditional print collections of fiction and non-fiction titles, materials in large print, audio-visual formats that include audio books and feature films on DVD in traditional as well as downloadable formats, and computers for public use. These computers provide access to the Internet, database searching, word processing applications and educational software for children. The library has a staff of full-time master-prepared librarians providing reference and reader’s advisory service and support staff who excel at customer service. The library maintains a website offering remote access to our online catalog of holdings, information databases that include full-text of magazine articles, downloadable files for electronic readers/players, and the menu of programs offered at the Library which include story times for children ages 0-5. The library also has a social media presence via Facebook and Instagram.

Resident Appointments
Waterford residents interested in being considered for appointment should submit an application to serve following the procedure posted on the Township’s website. For details on the work of the Committee, please email Jean Hansen, Interim Library Director.