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Library Board & Policies


About the Board
The Board is composed of nine members who are appointed by the mayor of Austin and approved by the city council. The board meets on the second Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the library.

Board Members:

  • Melissa Bonorden, Chair

  • Stephanie Postma, Vice Chair

  • Edward Hinchcliffe, Treasurer/Finance Chair

  • Kristi Beckman, Recording Secretary

  • Jwokamer Debock

  • Sue Grove (SELCO Representative for Austin-Mower County)

  • Nitaya Jandragholica

  • Shannon Lysne

  • Gema Alvarado-Guerrera

Non-Voting Members:

  • Jeff Austin (Austin City Council Liaison)

  • Dan Sparks (Mower County Board of Commissioners Liaison)



SELCO Board Representative for Austin-Mower County:  Sue Grove


Prioritized Roles
The Austin Public Library’s roles, in order of importance, are: lifelong learning, information literacy with an emphasis on technology, and current topics and titles. These roles are met while maintaining the library’s role as a “commons” and preserving its current environment. (Adopted June 2006)

Library Board Job Description


Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes

January 2023


No meeting

February 2023

March 2023


No meeting

April 2023



May 2023

June 2023

July 2023


No meeting

August 2023


No meeting

September 2023


No meeting

October 2023



November 2022

December 2022

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