The board shall consist of 7 members but not more than 11 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the Council.
Article XXI, Section 9-124 of the Harford County Code
In A Brief
To oversee the Public Library system in the County
The Harford County Public Library of Trustees was created as an agency of Harford County, pursuant to the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland Section 23-301(b).
There is also an ex officio, nonvoting member of the County Council, chosen annually by the Council, and an ex officio nonvoting student representative, chosen annually by the board in the student's junior year to serve during the senior year, said term to begin in July of each year.
The board will recommend to the Executive at least 3 persons for each board vacancy. The Executive may, but need not, appoint a person recommended by the board. Each member, except the student representative, will serve a 5-year term but not more than 2 consecutive terms.
The qualifications of the members of the board are:
Resident of Harford County
Appointed on the basis of character, ability and demonstrated interest in library matters.
Representative of the areas the library system serves.
By July one of each year, the board will nominate one of its members as Chairperson, subject to appointment by the Executive and confirmed by the Council.
The board shall meet at regularly scheduled times at least once each month, except August and December.
Powers & Duties
Powers and duties of the board include:
Shall establish and operate the library to provide free service to residents of Harford County.
Determine the policies of the library.
To assist the Director of the Library in preparing the library budget, review, and approve the budget.