Library Trustees Search for Candidates for Board Membership

January 28, 2013|Aegis report | Aegis report

The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for three candidates to be considered for appointment to the board beginning July 2013. The new trustees will represent the Bel Air, Jarrettsville and North County areas.

An application form and additional information may be obtained from any Harford County Public Library branch, the HCPL website ( or by calling 410-838-3749. Completed applications together with a resume must be returned by Friday, March 1, 2013 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, subject to approval of the county council. A trustee may be reappointed for a second term and receives no payment.

Among the duties of trustees, as set by state and county law, are: 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.

Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches, serving more than 170,000 registered borrowers and has an annual circulation of more than 4.6 million.

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