Library Board

The six members of the Library Board of Directors are elected by the voters in Birmingham.  Each term lasts four years.  The terms are staggered so that three positions are elected every two years in the November election.

Among other roles, Library Board members are responsible for controlling the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the Library, appointing a library director and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short-and long-range plans for the Library's future growth and development.

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Library Building

The Library Board and City Commission are working closely together to develop a plan for the Library building's future.  View up-to-date information on their work here.

Notice of Board Meetings

Date Time Location 
Finance Committee Meeting January 12, 2015
4:30 p.m.
Board Room
December 15, 2014 Board Meeting
December 15, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Lower Level

A full list of upcoming Library Board meetings can be found here.


Minutes and Video of previous meetings are available on the Archived Meetings page.

All meetings will be taped and broadcast on Birmingham Municipal Channel 15 (Comcast) or Channel 99 (AT&T).  View the current Bloomfield Community Television schedule here.  Bloomfield Community Television reserves the right to reschedule programs if necessary.

Front from left:
 Sheila Brice, Andrew Harris, James W. Suhay
Back from left: David Underdown, Frank Pisano, Bob Tera


Library Board Documents

 Document Title
Document/Event Date
December 2014 Board Packet
December 15, 2014
November 17, 2014 Approved Board Minutes
November 17, 2014
November 17, 2014 Approved Trust Minutes
November 17, 2014
Approved 2013-14 Library Budget
March 18, 2013
Summary of the Library Building Program
February 14, 2013
Long-Range Planning Session Presentation
January 12, 2013

 Board Member Information



Term expires


David Underdown President 2015
Sheila Brice Vice President
Frank Pisano Secretary 2017
Andrew Harris Board Member
James W. Suhay Board Member 2015
Bob Tera Board Member 2015


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