From the Harford County Public Library:
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees has an open position for a student liaison representative as an ex officio board member. The representative is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should currently be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Tuesday, March 15th. The purpose of the position is to obtain input on library services, policies, and materials collections from a significant user group of library customers, to encourage young people to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by young adults, and to provide practical experience for young adults in the operations of their government.
The Board of Library Trustees will interview students and select a representative to serve for one year, beginning in July. The student representative is a member of the Board and receives agendas and all non-confidential Board materials. He or she is a non-voting member and is excluded from participation in executive sessions.
The student representative must:
– Be a resident of Harford County
– Have parental/guardian permission to serve
– Meet the Eligibility Requirements for Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities of the county schools or their private school
No salary is paid for the service, but appropriate expenses will be paid on the same basis of other Board members. Credit for the student representatives’ service may be provided if their schools’ policy permits.
The application can be found online at hcplonline.org. Please return completed application and essay to: Director, Harford County Public Library; 1221-A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp,MD 21017.