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Applicants sought for Deschutes Public Library board vacancy

Deschutes Public Library
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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- The Deschutes Public Library Board is seeking applicants for a vacancy in the Zone 2 position, which represents Sisters, Tumalo, parts of east and north Bend and surrounding areas.

The position is being vacated by current board member Linda Davis, who has served for 11 years and announced her departure on Nov. 11, citing health reasons.

“The Board is grateful for Linda Davis’s dedication to the Library and to the community it serves,” said Board President Martha Lawler. “Her steady presence and collaborative approach has been an asset to the Board and the Library.”

To be eligible to fill the vacancy, an applicant must be a resident of Zone 2 of the Deschutes Public Library District. Zone 2 includes precincts 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 30, 34, 37, 41, 45 and 49. A map of Library zones is available at A precinct map can be found at

All applicants must submit an application by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11. Applications are available on the Library’s website at

Interviews will be held in mid-December; not all applicants will be interviewed. An individual selected by the Library Board from among the applicants will be appointed to fill the vacant position starting January 1, 2021, and will be expected to join the Board for its Jan. 13, 2021, meeting. The individual will serve through June 30, 2021. The Zone 2 position is up for reelection in May 2021.

The Board holds monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month at noon. The Board may also hold subcommittee meetings and Board planning sessions in addition to the regular monthly meeting.

About the Library:

The Deschutes Public Library district, located in the high desert of Central Oregon, serves more than 200,000 Deschutes County residents through libraries in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver. The Library’s website ( provides access to hundreds of resources, magazine articles, downloadable books and more from the comfort of home and work. Free and dynamic cultural programming for all ages is available online to enrich our daily experience and encourage all residents to Know More.

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