Board of Trustees & Governance

Board of Trustees

The Haverford Township Free Library is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Three Trustees are elected by the Haverford Township Free Library Association (A) and four are appointed by the Haverford Township Board of Commissioners (T).

The affairs of the library are under exclusive control of the Board of Trustees as follows: Responsibility for Legal Issues, Financial Oversight, Policy Making, Operating and Administrative Policy, Strategic Planning and Evaluation, and Advocacy.

Please refer to the following for more information:

Monica Boccella (T)
 

Douglas Degenhardt (A) - Treasurer

 

Margaret Fox-Tully (A)

 

Angela Gasparro (T)
Personnel and Law Committee Chair
Board Development Chair

 

Phil Goldsmith (T) - President

 

J. Scott Lowe (A) - Vice President
Building Committee Chair

 

Madeline O'Fria (T) - Secretary

 

Board Meetings

The Haverford Township Free Library's Board of Trustees meet the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM, excluding August.

January 18, 2017
February 15, 2017
March 15, 2017
April 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
June 21, 2017
July 19, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 20, 2017

 

The Association

Plans for creating a public library in Haverford Township began in 1933. The citizens involved in the planning process were advised to incorporate the library as an Association which would allow for proper public input and oversight.  Association members meet annually, on the third Wednesday in May, to elect three (3) of the library’s seven (7) Board of Trustee members (when terms are up for election). Becoming a member of the Association is one way to make your voice heard in the library. The annual meeting is also the time for Association members to hear about the health and welfare of the library and to exchange ideas with the Board and each other.
In order to join the Association you must:

  • Have a library card
  • Live in Haverford Township
  • Be 18 years old or older

To be eligible to vote at an Annual Meeting, membership must be submitted by the last day in February prior to the May meeting.  You may download a PDF of the membership form. Once you are a member, you do not have to renew from year to year (there are no dues to become a member). You are only asked to keep your contact information current.

 

Long Range Plans

View all of the documents related to our long range plans here.