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Board of Trustees

The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30PM, Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, MD 21009.

The meeting is open to the public both in-person and virtually through Zoom. The Library continues to monitor COVID metrics and reserves the right to transition to a fully virtual meeting to ensure the safety of Trustees, staff, and community members. Any update to the meeting format will be posted to this page, no later than 12:00PM on the date of the meeting. Please click here for additional details on registration and attendance.


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.

Application to the Board as a Trustee
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 submit an application to the Board as a Trustee, click here.

Applications are currently being accepted. For additional information or alternative format, please contact Jennifer Button, Executive Administrator, at button@hcplonline.org

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.

For additional information including eligibility requirements, click here.

To submit an application to the Board as the Student Representative, click here.

Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022. For additional information or alternative format, please contact Jennifer Button, Executive Administrator, at button@hcplonline.org


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

FY22 Board Meeting dates are:

July 15, 2021
August 2021 - No Meeting
September 16, 2021
October 21, 2021
November 18, 2021
December 2021 - No Meeting
January 20, 2022
February 17, 2022
March 17, 2022
April 21, 2022
May 19, 2022 - Abingdon Library
June 15, 2022
June 16, 2022

FY23 Board Meeting dates are:

July 21, 2022
August 2022 - No Meeting
September 15, 2022
October 20, 2022
November 17, 2022
December 2022 - No Meeting
January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023

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

Dwayne R. Adams
Dwayne R. Adams
Representing
Central Harford County
Nancy A. Brown
Nancy A. Brown
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
Jonas Vogelhut
Jonas Vogelhut
Representing
Central Harford County
Joshua C. Oguh
Joshua C. Oguh
Student Representative
Mr. Chad Shrodes
Chad R. Shrodes
County Council Liaison