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Board of Trustees

About the Board

The duties and responsibilities of the Library Board of Trustees are established by the Laws of Maryland Relating to Public Libraries. Each Trustee is appointed for a five-year term and may be eligible for reappointment for a second five-year term. The Harford County Public Library consists of nine voting Trustees and one, non-voting Student Representative who serves a one-year term during their senior year of high school. The duties of the Trustees are established by State and County law and include: establish and operate the library to provide free services; set library policy; adopt reasonable rules, regulations, and bylaws for the use of the library and the conduct of its business; advise in the preparation of, and approve, the library budget; and more.


Harford County Public Library Seeking Candidates For
Board Trustees And Student Liaison Representative

Applications will be accepted through February 29, 2024. For additional information or alternative format, please contact Jennifer Button, Executive Administrator, at button@hcplonline.org


Application to the Board as a Trustee

The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to be considered for a Trustee appointment to the Board. The initial term of appointment for Trustees is for five years, beginning on July 1, 2024, with eligibility for reappointment to a second, and five year-term.

Candidates must be residents of Harford County, have shown an interest in libraries, and who can bring demonstrated leadership and expertise to its membership.

To view the press release, click HERE

To submit an application, click HERE


Application to the Board as the Student Representative (non-voting)

Candidates must be residents of Harford County and be a senior in high school during the year serving on the Board. Applications are accepted during the junior year of high school.

To view the press release, click HERE

To submit an application, click HERE


Meetings Schedule

Unless noted otherwise, Board Meetings are held monthly at the Abingdon Branch at 6:30 pm.


FY24 Board Meeting dates are:

July 20, 2023
August 2023 - No Meeting
September 21, 2023
October 18, 2023
November 15, 2023
December 2023 - No Meeting
January 18, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 21, 2024
April 18, 2024
May 16, 2024
June 13, 2024


Meeting Agendas and Approved Minutes


Trustees

Dr. William B. Allen
Dr. William B. Allen
Chairperson
Representing
Northeast Harford County
Carol Wright
Carol Wright
Vice Chairperson
Representing
Southwest Harford County
Durbin P. Vido
Durbin P. Vido
Treasurer
Representing
Central Harford County

Taryn J. Martin
Taryn J. Martin
Representing
Northeast Harford County
Shannon G. Gahs
Shannon G. Gahs
Representing
Southeast Harford County
Dr. Monique H. Head
Dr. Monique H. Head
Representing
Northwest Harford County
Colonel Jonas Vogelhut, US Army, Retired
Colonel Jonas Vogelhut,
US Army, Retired

Representing
Central Harford County
Terry Flannery
Terrance Flannery
Representing
Southeast Harford County
J. Michael Woods
J. Michael Woods
Representing
Central Harford County
Ava Holloway
Ava Holloway
Student Representative
Jessica Boyle-Tsottles
Jessica Boyle-Tsottles
County Council Liaison