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

  • Nitaya Jandragholica, Treasurer/Finance Chair

  • Jodi Krueger, Recording Secretary

  • Jwokamer Debock

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

  • Edward Hinchcliffe

  • Shannon Lysne

  • Alex Mayfield

Non-Voting Members:

  • Joyce Poshusta (Austin City Council Liaison)

  • Jeff Baldus (Mower County Board of Commissioners Liaison)



SELCO Board Representative for Austin-Mower County:  Rose McCarthy


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)

Board Agenda

March 2021

Board Minutes



January 2021

February 2021

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

November 2020

December 2020


Bulletin Board

Outside Solicitation

SJB In-House Use

Computer & Internet Use

Board Policies


Data Privacy

Rules of Conduct

Computer Access

Exam Proctoring



Library Board

Job Description

Meeting Rooms

Art & Non-Collection


Fines & Fees

Library Bill of Rights


Materials Selection

SJB Out-of-Library Use