"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." Jorge Luis Borges

Who We ARE:
Governance

GOVERNANCE

The Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. is a state-funded non-profit with the goal of providing resources and support for the eight county library systems on Maryland's Eastern Shore. ESRL is managed by an Administrator who reports to the Board of Trustees.


MEETINGS

The ESRL Board meets quarterly. The next Board meeting is scheduled for September 12, 2022, 9:30am at the Tri-County Council building in Salisbury.
It is currently planned as a hybrid meeting (live and virtual).
Attendance information can be obtained by contacting our office at 410-742-1537.


BOARD MEMBERS

Debby Bennett; Executive Director of Caroline County Public Library
Carroll Visintainer; Caroline County Library Board
Crystal Henningsen; Director of Dorchester County Public Library
Talibah Chiwendu; Dorchester County Library Board
Arnessa Dowell; Director of Kent County Public Library
Erin Counihan; Kent County Library Board
Janet Salazar; Director of Queen Anne's County Free Library
Carolyn Armstrong; Queen Anne's County Library Board
Ed Goyda; Director of Somerset County Public Library
Ann Smith; Somerset County Library Board
Dana Newman; Director of Talbot County Free Library
Susan Sherman; Talbot County Library Board
Seth Hershberger; Director of Wicomico Public Library
Maida Finch; Wicomico county Library Board
Jennifer Ranck; Director of Worcester County Public Library
Vicki O-Mara; Worcester County Library Board


BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Prior years' minutes available upon request

FY2015
9/16/2014, 12/15/2014, 03/17/2015, and 06/04/2015.
FY2016
10/27/2015, 01/14/2016, 03/10/2016, and 06/09/2016.
FY2017
09/15/2016, 12/08/2016, 03/09/2017, and 06/08/2017
FY2018
09/14/2017, 12/07/2017, 03/08/2018, and 05/24/2018.
FY2019
09/18/2018, 12/04/2018, 03/14/2019, and 06/04/2019.
FY2020
09/12/2019, 12/12/2019, and 5/12/2020.
FY2021
09/23/2020, 12/12/2020, 03/18/2021, and 06/03/2021.
FY2022
09-16-21, 12-20-21, 03-21-22,


BOARD OFFICERS

Secretary: John Venditta, ESRL, Ex-Officio
All officers serve one-year terms starting on July 1st.

FY2021 Officers
President: Debby Bennett
VP: Jennifer Ranck