Board of Trustees
Trustees are your Library Representatives, appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The duties of the Trustees are established by State and County law and include:
- Establish and operate a free library
- Set library policy
- Advise in the budget process and control spending of funds
Student Liaison Representative position available
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees has an annual position for a student liaison representative as an ex officio board member. The representative is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County. The applicants should be in their junior year and serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by March 14th.
The purpose of the position is to obtain input on library services, policies, and materials collections from a significant user group of library customers, to encourage young people to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by young adults, and to provide practical experience for young adults in the operations of their government.
The Board of Library Trustees will interview the students and select a representative to serve for one year, beginning in July. The student representative is member of the Board and receives agendas and all non-confidential Board materials. He or she is a non-voting member and is excluded from participation in executive sessions.
The student representative must:
-be a resident of Harford County
-have parental/guardian permission to serve
-meet the Eligibility Requirements for Participation in Extra-curricular Activities of the county schools or their private school
No salary is paid for the service, but appropriate expenses would be paid on the same basis of other Board members. Credit for the student representatives' service may be provided if their schools' policy permits.
Please return completed application and essay to:
Director, Harford County Public Library
1221-A Brass Mill Road Belcamp, MD 21017
Trustee position available
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a candidate to be considered for appointment to the Board beginning July 2014. The selected Trustee will represent the Havre de Grace area of Harford County.
Among the duties of trustees as set by State and County law are these: to establish and operate the library to provide free service, to set library policy, to employ a director, to advise in the preparation of the budget and to approve the budget, to control the spending of funds, to adopt rules and regulations for use of the library, and to select locations and approve plans for branch buildings.
Completed applications together with a resume must be returned by Saturday, March 15, 2014 to:
Office of the Director
Harford County Public Library
1221-A Brass Mill Road
Belcamp, Maryland 21017
The Library Board of Trustees operates under the Laws of Maryland, Title 23, and Harford County Code, Article 21. The Harford County Executive appoints a trustee to a five-year term from a list submitted by the existing Board of Trustees. The County Council must confirm the appointment. A trustee may be reappointed for a second term and receives no payment for his/her service.
Unless noted otherwise, Board Meetings are held monthly at the Bel Air Branch at 6:30 pm.
FY14 Board Meeting dates are:
January 16 — Joppa
February 20 —Bel Air
Louise A. LeTendre
Alex M. Allman
Kenneth R. Avery