Library Board

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

Mary Trice
E3615 Granite Quarry RD
Ogdensburg, WI 54962

Policy and Personnel Committees (715) 258-9323

Lori Chesnut
650 W. Union St
Waupaca, WI 54981

City Council Member
Policy, Planning, Finance & Personnel
608-770-1401

Holly Olsen
1318 Stone Ridge Rd #45
Waupaca, WI 54981

President: Planning and Exhibit Committees (630) 532-0524
Joe McCausland
939 Honey Bear Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981

Youth on Board (full voting member when Teen or Bord is absent)
Planning and Policy Committees

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John Ryan
P.O. Box 603
Waupaca, WI 5498
Vice President: Planning, Finance and Personnel Committees (715) 281-3000
(715) 258-2555
Glenda Rhodes
512 Jefferson St
Waupaca, WI 54981
Secretary / Treasurer-Planning and Policy Committees (715) 256-1939
Julie Eiden
E1098 South Radley Road
Waupaca, WI 54981
 Finance and Personnel Committees (715) 281-0607
Dakota Marlega
614 School Street
Waupaca, WI 54981

Youth on Board Alternate (full voting member when Teen on Board is absent)

Planning and Policy 

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Joe McClone, County Board
N2514 Melody Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981
Personnel Committee (715) 258-0846
Paul Hagen
315 South State St
Waupaca, WI 54981
City Council- Alternate (715) 258-3840
Mary Zimmerman
312 W Union St.
Waupaca, WI 54981
Policy committee (715) 412-1263

Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) Board Members

Position open OWLS Board Member (715) 258-3840
Diane Forsythe
N2279 County Ln
Waupaca, WI 54981
OWLS Board Member (715) 258-2580

Exhibit Room Coordinator

Tracy Behrendt
107 South Main St
Waupaca, WI 54981
Exhibit Room Coordinator (715) 258-4414