The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
The Board of Library Trustees will interview candidates and select a student liaison representative to serve for one year, beginning July 1. The student liaison 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; and 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.