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August 16, 1991
The following residents of Anne Arundel County have been selected tothe Anne Arundel Public Library Board of Trustees: Barrett L. McKownof Edgewater,president; Nelson H. Brickham of Edgewater, vice president;Doris G. Jackson of Annapolis,treasurer; Manu Shah of Hanover,secretary; and John D. Newell of Annapolis, director for a two-year term. The library's 24 member board of trustees is the policy-making bodyfor the 14-branch system.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2014
Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's budget includes the transfer of 28 positions in the Baltimore County Public Library system to the county's Office of Information Technology starting July 1. A County Council vote on the budget is scheduled for Thursday. Administration officials say the move is part of a long-term strategy to make government more efficient.
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NEWS
January 20, 1997
The board of library trustees is seeking applicants to fill a volunteer position on the board that will become available in July. The person will represent residents of the Elkridge area -- which encompasses the 1st District.The board sets policy, approves the budget, advocates for library services and participates in the development of the library's long-range plan.Trustees serve a five-year term and may be reappointed to a second five-year term.Information: 313-7750. To apply, send cover letter and resume to Norma Hill, director, Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, by Feb. 28.Police logEllicott City: 3100 block of Wheaton Way: A red 1986 Pontiac Firebird, Maryland license plate ACW-835, was stolen between Monday and Thursday.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
A Colorado library administrator has been named director of the Baltimore County Public Library system, making her the first woman to serve in that role. Paula Miller, head of the Pikes Peak Library District in El Paso County, Colo., is set to begin the Baltimore County job this summer, the county Board of Library Trustees announced Friday. She will take over for Jim Fish, who is retiring after nearly 18 years. In a statement, Miller said she was looking forward to returning to Maryland, where she once studied and worked.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | August 15, 1993
The Harford County Board of Library Trustees will grow a little larger and a little younger next year when the first student member joins the panel.The County Council last week approved the addition to the board, clearing the way for a high school senior to join the trustees as a non-voting member in July 1994."
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | November 20, 1994
The Harford County Board of Library Trustees Thursday approved a fiscal 1996 budget wish list that puts updated books and materials at the top of its priorities.The library is asking for an $8.45 million operating budget in fiscal year 1996, which begins next July 1. Nearly $1.5 million would be devoted to new materials, including adult and children's books, reference works and audiovisual needs."Our collection is just not meeting the needs of the public," said Irene Padilla, Harford County Library director.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 13, 2001
Republican Del. Nancy R. Stocksdale has introduced a bill that would expand the pool of people who serve on Carroll County Public Library's board of trustees. But the bill is generating controversy because it would change the way the library board is appointed. Stocksdale's bill, which is scheduled for a hearing today in the House Ways and Means Committee, aims to allow Carroll commissioners to "select a member of the board of library trustees from nominees submitted by the board ... or other sources."
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2002
State Sen. Ralph M. Hughes has introduced a bill that would radically restructure the leadership of the Enoch Pratt Free Library with the aim of creating more diversity among its board of trustees. "Basically, people on the [library] board serve life terms," Hughes, a West Baltimore Democrat, said in an interview last week, adding that he would like to require term limits and geographical representation on the panel. Hughes said he agreed to draft Senate Bill 840 at the request of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, which has a suit pending against the library over the closing of five branches in September.
NEWS
June 2, 1991
Dr. Dennis M. Pelletier was elected chairman of the Harford County Board of Library Trustees for the 1991-92 term.Pelletier is vice president for Student and Academic Services at the University of Baltimore. A resident of Havre de grace, he has served on the library board since January 1989.Bruce G. Berkey, of Bel Air, was elected vice chairman, and Woodrow B. Grant Jr., of Aberdeen, was named treasurer.The new officers will begin their duties in July.
NEWS
August 28, 1994
College names Muolo as acting vice presidentGreg Muolo, director of fiscal affairs at Harford Community College, was named acting vice president of administration and finance Thursday by the college's board of trustees.The temporary position was created when W. Stephen Pannill became interim president of HCC earlier this month. Former HCC President Richard J. Pappas left the college Aug. 15 to become president of Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich.Mr. Pannill will resume his duties as vice president of administration and finance when a permanent president is hired.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 3, 2014
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a candidate to be considered for appointment to the board beginning in July. 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: 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.
EXPLORE
February 12, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex-officio member of the board. The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2011
Ellen V. Schultz, a longtime Howard County activist, died Oct. 31 of a heart attack at Howard County General Hospital. The longtime Elkridge resident was 95. The daughter of a dairy farmer and a homemaker, Ellen V. Dove was born and raised in Birdsville. She was a 1933 graduate of Severn High School. A Howard County resident since 1942, Mrs. Schultz lived in Elkridge with her husband of 55 years, William F. Schultz, a construction foreman with Consolidated Engineering Co., who died in 1991.
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By Aegis Staff Report | July 12, 2011
Three new members have been appointed to the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees and to the Harford County Public Library Foundation. Alex M. Allman, Bruce M. Smith and student representative Cara Reilly were appointed to the trustees board by Harford County Executive David Craig and confirmed unanimously by the Harford County Council at the June 7 meeting, Library Director Mary Hastler said. "We are fortunate to have these new members join our board of trustees," Hastler said in a news release announcing the appointments.
NEWS
March 25, 2007
ISSUE: Starting tomorrow, the Anne Arundel County Library System will begin referring accounts with more than $35 due to a collection agency that specializes in bringing in revenue and recovering outstanding books, movies and other materials. "We've done just about everything that we can do on our end with the staff and the resources that we have," said library spokeswoman Laurie Hayes. "These materials belong to the taxpayers and to our patrons. They belong on the shelves." Referring customers to collection agencies is nothing new for private lenders and large corporations.
NEWS
By DAVID FUNKHOUSER and DAVID FUNKHOUSER,THE HARTFORD COURANT | October 10, 2005
A 1493 copy of Christopher Columbus' letter describing his first voyage to the New World has been sitting among the rare books and manuscripts in Yale University's Beinecke library for more than 50 years, but now the owner wants it back - to sell. The European explorer's account of his search for treasure and a new route to Asia established his fame around Europe. Today those words could be worth more than $1 million. Mary C. Wakeman donated her collection of 212 books and 43 manuscripts, including the Columbus letter and other works dating to the 15th century, to the Pequot Library in her hometown of Southport, Conn.
NEWS
October 15, 1995
Library trustees to discuss branch expansionThe Harford County Board of Library Trustees will conduct a public information meeting to present plans for the Bel Air branch renovation and expansion at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Bel Air branch, 100 Pennsylvania Ave.Architect Gary Getz of Getz, Taylor and Koster will discuss design development plans for the Bel Air branch project and present a progress report on the library building program.Included in the plans for the new library are a drive-up window, computer training room, story-hour area for children, a Maryland Room and an audiovisual room, complete with listening and viewing areas.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2001
Carroll County Public Library trustees defended last night the way the library board selects its members, regardless of what the Carroll delegation to the Maryland General Assembly thinks. "The board has one employee. That's the director," said board of trustees member Kathleen Campanella. "We direct her to help in the recruitment of library board members. This was an established tradition for quite some time. I have no problem with the way that's been carried out." The library board's chairman, Calvin Seitz, was asked by Del. Joseph M. Getty to discuss with trustees Director Linda Mielke's involvement with library board appointments.
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