Library Board Members

 

2021 Library Board Trustees


The current Board of Trustees comprises twelve (12) volunteer members. Each term of a Board Member is three (3) years. Terms begin and end at the annual meeting, held in late January.

PRESIDENT: Sean Scarisbrick
VICE PRESIDENT: Paul Inskeep
TREASURER: Maggie Steyn
RECORDING SECRETARY: Devon Tower
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Karran Swayze
Claudia Andres
Barbara Costello
Emma Hartloff
Dave Smith
Mary Beth Smith
Nadine Tidwell

2021 Library Committees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Sean Scarisbrick, Paul Inskeep, Maggie Steyn, Devon Tower, Karen Swayze
NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Barb Costello
Claudia Andres, Mary Beth Smith
FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Maggie Steyn
Sean Scarisbrick, Dave Smith, Nadine Tidwell
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Devon Tower
Paul Inskeep, Maggie Steyn, Karran Swayze
HISTORICAL:
Chairperson: Karran Swayze
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Claudia Andres
Mary Beth Smith, Nadine Tidwell
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LIAISON:
Maggie Steyn
SUSTAINABILITY:
Chairperson: Claudia Andres
Barb Costello, Sean Scarisbrick, Maggie Steyn, Nadine Tidwell
PHYSICAL SPACE:
Chairperson: Paul Inskeep
Claudia Andres, Barb Costello, Emma Hartloff, Sean Scarisbrick, Keith Hartloff (Liaison to the Friends)

Interested in Joining?


“It is our willingness to take on important issues, and help our communities find solutions, that ensures that libraries will always be an integral part of our communities.” Barbara Stripling, past President of the New York Library Association



Every Library Board Trustee makes a personal commitment to contribute time and energy to carry out our duties, which include regular attendance at meetings, adopting the Library budget, adopting and revising policies as needed, planning and evaluating the Library’s program and securing adequate funding.

As a Trustee with the Youngstown Free Library, you will become a well-informed champion of our Library and visibly support efforts as we re-imagine and re-brand our Library as a vital community gathering place and resource in the digital era.

Becoming a Trustee is a serious commitment of time and energy. You will have to learn new tech skills and embrace rigorous standards of quality. For more information about the responsibilities of a Trustee, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee or read through the application below.