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Six residents are elected as Wellesley Free Library Trustees to represent the interests of the Wellesley community in matters concerning library policy and operation. The Board has both management and fiduciary responsibilities. Trustees hire, supervise and evaluate the Library Director. They work with the Director to develop and review policies and priorities of the library, including strategic plans as well as approving and advocating for the yearly budget. The Board has custody and management of library buildings. Trustees interact with other town boards and departments (e.g. the Advisory Committee and Town Meeting) to represent library patrons' interests as needed. The Board meets monthly and at other times as required.

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    Maura Murphy

  • Diane Savage

Biographical Information

Why are you running for this office? What are your top priorities?

Candidate for Re-Election
Relevant Experience Two term Library Trustee; Town Meeting Member; Former Member of Advisory Committee; lawyer
I am running for re-election because I love our Library and want to be part of continuing to make it a leader among libraries. My top priorities are ensuring that our upcoming renovation project is a success, maintaining the highest level of service, keeping up with advances and improvements in both the technological and non-technological aspects of the Library, and ensuring that the Library is accessible and welcoming to all of our residents.
Candidate for Re-Election
Relevant Experience Vice-chair Advisory; Chair Human Resources; TM member; Press Wellesley Jr. Women's Club; PTO pres
I am running for library trustee as an incumbent. I hope to continue my work maintaining excellence in our library by keeping up with the most current needs of our patrons. I am especially excited about our renovation project that will provide desperately needed meeting space; a dedicated community gathering room; updated electronic connections, a children's room that integrates current early educational practices; and more. I am a firm believer that libraries must be protected as bedrocks of democracy. We must work hard to maintain free, unfettered access to information, knowledge and training to those of all ages, abilities, economic levels and beliefs, and do so within in a safe environment. We must meet those goals while being responsible fiscal partners with the Town.