July 7, 2017


The Jones Library Board of Trustees in Amherst seeks six energetic and enthusiastic volunteers with gardening, landscaping, and/or garden design experience to serve on the Library’s newly established Jones Library Gardens Advisory Committee.

Under the direction of the Library’s Facilities Supervisor and Library Director, in accordance with the Board’s Gardens Policy, this Committee will assist in the planning, development, and maintenance of all Library owned and/or maintained green spaces. The Committee will also assist with the design, development, and implementation of the Jones Library’s green spaces if the Jones Library expansion/renovation project moves forward. (Please see attached Jones Library Gardens Advisory Committee Charge and the Library’s Gardens Policy for more information.)

The Trustees are committed to building a culturally and socioeconomically diverse Committee and strongly encourages applications from all persons with applicable experience. Committee members will be selected based on expertise, experience, a commitment to develop and maintain Library green spaces, and an appreciation for public Library services.

Please submit a letter of interest and résumé by Monday, July 31, 2017 to:

Sharon Sharry, Library Director
The Jones Library
43 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017, applicants will be interviewed by the Buildings and Facilities Committee and recommendations then made to the Board of Trustees for appointment to the Committee. In order to maintain staggered terms, initially, three Committee member terms will be for one year and the remaining three Committee member terms will be for two years.

(To ensure you're a shoo-in, the Friends highly recommend you include a real smudge of authentic dirt on your résumé and hand deliver it to show your green thumbs in person.)