The Ridgefield Library Association is seeking applications from local residents for membership on its board of directors. Self-nominations are encouraged. Three-year terms begin on July 1.

The library board is a working board, with up to 16 members who are responsible for the organization’s fiduciary oversight, strategic planning and policy-setting. Board members take an active role in helping the library raise the nearly 30% of its annual operating budget that comes through fund raising, donations and gifts.

Among this year’s priorities is working with Library Director Brenda McKinley to execute the library’s updated strategic plan.

Particular skills in demand for new members include finance, legal, and facilities management/operations expertise.

Completed applications must be received by March 31 for consideration. For more information on the roles and responsibilities of board members, and to apply, contact McKinley at BJMcKinley@ridgefieldlibrary.org.