Board of Library Trustees

Members

  • John Holman, President
  • Aaron Slater, Vice President
  • Paul Schwab, Treasurer
  • Jane Eickhoff, Secretary
  • Maureen Walsh David
  • Henry "Chip" Hiebler Jr.
  • Michael N. Netzer

About the Board

Baltimore County Public Library is governed by a seven-member administrative board appointed by the County Executive. The Board operates under Laws of Maryland Related to Public Libraries. The Board has the legal authority to see that the library system is well managed and operates in accordance with the laws as well as policies established by the board itself.

Trustees are appointed for a five-year term and may be reappointed for an additional five-year term.

Contact

Baltimore County Public Library Administrative Offices
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone: 410-887-6100
Fax: 410-887-6103

Board Meetings

Date and TimeLocationAgenda and Minutes
January 16, 7 p.m.Board Room, Towson Branch
February 27, 7 p.m.—Note: Date changeLoch Raven Branch
March 20, 7 p.m.—CanceledWilson Room, Towson Branch
April 17, 7 p.m.Rosedale Branch
May 15, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
June 19, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
July 16, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch 
August—No public meeting  
September 18, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch 
October 16, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch 
November 20, 7 p.m.Catonsville Branch 
December 18, 7 p.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch 


View the minutes from all 2017 meetings.

Date and Time

LocationAgenda and Minutes
April 18, 2017, 8 a.m.Board Room, Towson Branch
May 16, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
June 20, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
July 18, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
August—No meeting  
September 19, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
October 17, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
November 21, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch
December 19, 2017, 8 a.m.Wilson Room, Towson Branch

Join Us

Are you interested in serving the Baltimore County community as a member of the Board of Library Trustees? While vacancies are infrequent, applications for new trustees are welcome.

Candidates for library trustee positions must be residents of Baltimore County and representative of the area the library serves. They must also have:

  • Demonstrated interest in the library
  • Readiness to devote time and effort to attending board meetings and willingness to participate in trustee activities
  • Ability to plan creatively and to carry out plans effectively
  • Ability to analyze efficiency of business procedures and to be part of the accountability process to the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team

Download and complete an application form (PDF). Completed forms should be sent to:

Baltimore County Public Library
Attention: Library Director
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

All applications will be reviewed by the Board of Library Trustees, and those applicants having the most appropriate qualifications will be interviewed by the board. Upon completion of interviews, the name or names of those applicants considered most highly qualified will be sent to the County Executive who will make the final appointment.

Upon appointment, the member will be required to file a financial statement with the Baltimore County Ethics Commission. In the selection process, the board tries to represent the broad demographic makeup of Baltimore County.