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About the Montgomery County Library Board

The Library Board makes recommendations to the County Executive on matters affecting the public library system, such as the location of new library facilities, the adequacy of book collections, services to outlying districts,and personnel needs of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

The Montgomery County Library Board has twelve members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council, plus a thirteenth ex-officio member representing the School Board.

Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of each month, except in July and August, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Consult the calendar for exact dates. Meetings take place in the library's administrative offices at 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, in Rockville.

Members serve up to two 3-year terms without compensation. Three members' terms expire each fall, although sometimes positions become vacant at other times. Vacancies and application procedures are announced in county newspapers, at the libraries, on the library website, and to local organizations.

Twenty-three subcommittees of the Library Board, called Library Advisory Committees (LAC), represent each library branch, the Correctional Center, the Disability Resource Center, and the Children's Resource Collection. Library Advisory Committee membership applications can be requested at the libraries. LAC members serve up to two 3-year terms, and membership must be approved by the Library Board. Board members serve as liaisons to branch LACs, attending meetings and reporting the concerns of the LACs to the Library Board.

For more information, please contact Regina Holyfield-Jewett at 240-777-0016, regina.holyfield-jewett@montgomerycountymd.gov, or write to Director's Office, Montgomery County Public Libraries, 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 310, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

Current Library Board Members

Board Member 1st or 2nd Term and End Date Liaison / Region
Dr. Syed Amir 1st, 2014 Gaithersburg / II
Quince Orchard / II
Mr. Arthur R. Brodsky 2nd, 2015 Aspen Hill / I
Wheaton / II
Ms. Deborah H. Brooks Partial, 2014 Marilyn J. Praisner / III
Ms. Andrea Christman N/A MCPS Ex-Officio School Board Representative
Ms. Jeanette Cotter Partial, 2013 Little Falls / III
Rockville Memorial/ I
Ms. Paulette Dickerson, Vice Chair 2nd, 2014 Chevy Chase / III
Noyes / II
Silver Spring/ I
Ms. Gillian Lewis, Chair 2nd, 2015 Correctional Center / II
Davis/ I
Disability Resource Center / I
Dr. Lois H. Neuman 2nd, 2013 Germantown / II 
Poolesville / II
Potomac / I
Ms. Kimblyn Persaud Partial, 2014 Twinbrook / II
Dr. J. Sri Ram Partial, 2013 Bethesda / IV
Kensington Park / III
Ms. Kathleen Reedy 1st, 2015 Damascus / IV
Ms. Robyn Watts 1st, 2013 Long Branch / IV
White Oak/ IV
Mr. Michael Triebwasser 1st, 2016