Board of Trustees

The 2017 Anne Arundel County Public Library Board of Trustees in a group photo in front of trees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL). It is comprised of volunteers representing all areas of our county. Trustees come to their volunteer roles with a range of experiences and backgrounds, and a strong desire to ensure the long-term vitality of our public libraries. 

The Board of Trustees meets at Library Headquarters on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m., except during July and August. In April and October, the meetings are held at branch locations. 

All meetings are open to the public, but may be temporarily closed as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act. Special meetings of the Board of Trustees, or its Executive Committee, may be called as needed at the discretion of the Board’s officers. Notice to the public about these meetings is provided here, as well as posted with an agenda at Library Headquarters. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m., prior to the regular Board of Trustees meeting. A special meeting of the Board of Trustees has been called for Monday, August 13 at 4:00 p.m.  

A Diversity Advisory Board was created in December, 2013 by the Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, please contact Terry Bowen at tbowen@aacpl.net or by phone at 410-222-7371.

Board of Trustee meeting agendas and minutes.

AACPL Board of Trustees Bylaws

 

Board of Trustees

(click on name or photo to read bio)

Officers

Mr. Donald E. Roland Treasurer
Mr. Donald E. Roland

Chairman
Ms. Joyce C. Miller
Ms. Joyce C. Miller

Vice Chairman
Mr. James Harle Secretary
Mr. James Harle

Secretary
Mr. Benjamin J. Birge
Mr. Benjamin J. Birge

Treasurer
Kevin J. Best, Esq., Counsel
Kevin J. Best, Esq.

Counsel

Directors

Ms. Joan C. Beck
Ms. Joan C. Beck
Ms. Deborah S. Baden
Ms. Deborah S. Baden
Ms. Tonya E. Baroudi
Ms. Tonya E. Baroudi

Members

Mr. Joseph E. Bles
Mr. Joseph E. Bles

 
Ms. Amalie Brandenburg
Ms. Amalie Brandenburg

 
Mr. William J. Colquhoun
Mr. William J. Colquhoun

 
Ms. Penny Evans
Ms. Penny Evans

 
Mr. Charles Maher
Mr. Charles Maher

 
Ms. Barbara D. Maxwell
Ms. Barbara D. Maxwell

 
Mr. Bert L. Rice
Mr. Bert L. Rice

 
Ms. Jacqueline R. Seamon
Ms. Jacqueline R. Seamon

 
Mr. Keith A. Seay
Mr. Keith A. Seay

 
Ms. Simmona Simmons
Ms. Simmona Simmons

 
Ms. JanElaine Smith
Ms. JanElaine Smith

 
Ms. Sandra L. Solomon
Ms. Sandra L. Solomon

 
Mr. Gerald P. Starr
Mr. Gerald P. Starr

 
Ms. Ellan Thorson
Fred Stielow, Ph.D.

 
Ms. Ellan Thorson
Ms. Ellan Thorson

 
Mr. Nathan Volke
Nathan Volke, Esq.
 
Ms. Sharon Wible
Ms. Sharon Wible