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Library Board

Library Board Responsibilities

Responsibilities and Duties of the Library Board

The Waupaca Area Public Library Board has a great deal of responsibility and many important duties to perform. The basic building block for every Library Board is a set of bylaws. Bylaws should be updated at least every five (5) years. Included in the bylaws should not only be the composition of the board, officer's responsibilities, and information regarding meetings, committees, etc., but also terms of office, number of re-appointments allowed, action taken for frequent absence, and procedure for securing, appointing, and orientating new board members. I have outlined some of the major responsibilities and duties of the Library board below:

a) Create a set of bylaws.
b) Hold effective meetings.
c) Hire the library director.
d) Evaluate the library director.
e) Develop the Library budget.
f) Set library staff salaries and wages
g) Developing essential library policies.
h) Planning for the library’s future.
i) Cooperation with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System
h) Library Board Orientation Checklist
The current Wisconsin Public Library Trustee Manual provides details on the responsibilities and duties of the Library Board.

Revised 3/2007

Board Links

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction- Library Trustee Handbook

Board Documents
Library Board Orientation

Library Board Members



Lori Chesnut
650 W. Union St
Waupaca, WI 54981

City Council Member
Policy, Planning, Finance & Personnel Committees


Collin Dykstra
138 Shadow Lake Dr
Waupaca, WI 54981

City Council - Alternate

Julie Eiden
E1098 S Radley Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Finance and Personnel Committees


Des-Waupaca Schools
Chris Jaenke
Library Media Specialist
Waupaca, WI 54981

Personnel Committee


Gracie Liegl
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Youth on Board
Planning and Policy Committees


County Board Rep
John Miller
N2410 Long Cove Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Town of Dayton Chairman
Planning Committee


Holly Olsen
1318 Stone Ridge Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Finance, Personnel and Exhibit Committees 


Glenda Rhodes
512 Jefferson St
Waupaca, WI 54981

Vice President
Policy and Planning Committees 


John Turner
N2028 Barlow St
Waupaca, WI 54981


Finance and Exhibit Committees


Allison Wolff
E2325 King Rd
Waupaca, WI 54981

Youth on Board - Alternate
Planning and Policy Committees


Mary Zimmerman
312 W Union St.
Waupaca, WI 54981

Policy and Personnel Committees


Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) Board Members


Diane Forsythe
N2279 Country Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981

OWLS Board Member


Exhibit Room Coordinator

Liz Kneer

Exhibit Room Coordinator