Letters of Recommendation Guidelines

Applicants for the Student Representative to the Board of Trustees must have one letter of recommendation submitted to FOLMC.

The most meaningful recommendations will be from people who know the applicant well and can talk about his/her skills, interests, experiences, and commitment to the community. Recommendations from faculty members are helpful, but we encourage a letter from someone outside of his/her academic life. Letters can be from employers, supervisors, mentors, and religious or community members (not family or peers).

Letters of Recommendation should:

  • Include contact information for the person submitting: name, affiliation (if any), address, phone number, and email.
  • Include applicant’s full name.
  • Describe the relationship to the applicant.
  • Detail the applicant’s qualifications, which may include: leadership skills, problem-solving ability, creativity, community involvement, interests, and/or commitment to libraries.
  • Include any qualities that would be relevant to the position.
  • Be no more than one page in length.

Letters should be emailed to office@folmc.org as an attachment in .doc, .docx, or .pdf formats. The subject line should include: “Letter of Recommendation: [student’s full name].”

Deadline: March 31, 2024.

Questions about FOLMC or the application process? Email office@folmc.org or call (240) 776-6001.