A Library Trustee recognizes the importance of the Library in the community and oversees the funding of all aspects of Library services including traditional media and computer technologies. Library Trustees support freedom of information and the American Library Association Bill of Rights, which includes providing information presenting all points of view to all people of the community. A Library Trustee sets policy, hires the Library Director, and approves the budget to provide the very best service the Library can offer the Bloomfield Township community.
All six members of the Library Board are elected in the presidential election and run on a non-partisan ballot. They are required to be residents of Bloomfield Township and to obtain signatures on petitions from residents or pay a fee of $100. These petitions are submitted to the Bloomfield Township Clerk. A Trustees' term of office is 4 years. The current term is 2008 - 2012.
Trustees attend monthly meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the LIbrary with the exception of the April Board Meeting which is held on the fourth Tuesday in April. Each Trustee serves on several committees as well. Trustees are encouraged to be active participants in LIbrary activities.
Trustees receive no compensation or special privileges for their Library services.