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Public Library Board

PURPOSE:
This Board works with the Board of County Commissioners regarding the operation of the Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System, including future planning and policy developments.

MEMBERSHIP:
The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and is comprised of 12 members.  Composition is specified as follows:

  • District 1 - 3 members
  • District 2 - 3 members
  • District 3 - 3 members
  • District 4 - 3 members

TERMS:
Members shall serve three year terms.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Appointment to this board is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

AUTHORITY:
Initially BOCC Resolution of June 24, 1964; BOCC entered into agreement with the City of Tampa.  Reorganization: Interlocal Agreement between BOCC and City of Tampa, October 20, 1982.  Superceded by Chapter 84-443, Laws of Florida, which establishes the Public Library System as a department of the County.

MEETING:
Monthly, 4th Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location varies.

MEMBERS:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Phyllis Alpert District 2  6/19/2013 -
 6/30/2016

District 2  
Mr. Daniel Blair District 2  10/17/2012-
  6/30/2015 
Ms. Shelley Blood      District 1  10/17/2012-
  6/30/2015 
Mr. James Duffy  District 4  10/17/2012-
  6/30/2015 
Mr. James Harkins, IV
Member Emeritus


Mr. James Johnson, Jr. District 4   7/16/2003 -
 6/30/2016*
Ms. Candice Martin
District 4
 
Mr. John McWhirter District 1   8/17/2011 -
 6/30/2016* 
Ms. Felicia Pecora District 3  10/17/2012-
  6/30/2015 
Ms. Sheila Spicola  District 1 11/06/2013-
  6/30/2016
Mr. Anthony St. Ives  District 3   6/19/2013-
  6/30/2016
Ms. Brenda Staton District 3  6/15/2011 -
 6/30/2017*

*Reappointment



Contact Information
Joe Stines

Tampa-Hillsborough County
Public Library System
900 N Ashley St.
Tampa, FL 33602

P: 813-273-3660