Library Board Members

 

2022 Library Board Trustees


The current Board of Trustees comprises nine (9) 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: Karran Swayze
VICE PRESIDENT: Mary Clinch
TREASURER: Maggie Steyn
RECORDING SECRETARY: Devon Tower
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Dave Smith
Claudia Andres
David Brooks
Barbara Costello
Mary Beth Smith

2022 Library Committees

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Karran Swayze, Mary Clinch, Maggie Steyn, Devon Tower, Dave Smith
NOMINATING COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Barb Costello
Claudia Andres, Mary Beth Smith
FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Maggie Steyn
David Brooks, Devon Tower, Dave Smith, Karran Swayze
GRANT COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Maggie Steyn
Claudia Andres, David Brooks, Mary Beth Smith, Devon Tower, Paul Inskeep (retired board member)
PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Mary Clinch
Dave Smith, Karran Swayze, Devon Tower
HISTORICAL:
Chairperson: Karran Swayze
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE:
Chairperson: Claudia Andres
Mary Beth Smith, Karran Swayze, Wendy Guild (Friends of the Library), Colleen Johnson Summerville (Friends of the Library)
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY LIAISON:
Mary Clinch
SUSTAINABILITY AND PHYSICAL SPACE:
Chairperson: Claudia Andres
David Brooks, Barb Costello, Dave Smith, Mary Beth Smith, Maggie Steyn, Wendy Guild (Liaison to the Friends), Sonora Miller (Library Director)

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.