Granger Public Library Board

Our Trustees

Pam Claussen

Deanna Blagg

Melissa Mann

Kelli Anliker

Carina Degase


Roles of Public Library Boards in Iowa

1. Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the library board. To be a library advocate is to work for the betterment of library services for the community. Advocacy includes working to obtain adequate funding for the library; pursuing opportunities to meet and speak with community groups; getting to know the mayor and city council; making sure the community’s needs and interests are paramount when making board decisions.

2. Plan for the future of the library. Planning is one of the most important trusts that the community gives to the library board. Planning is deciding what is going to happen with library services over the next few years. It is taking charge of the library’s future and creating it to be responsive to what the community needs.

3. Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library. The community puts its trust in the library board to make sure the library is operating the way it should. For example, the library boards is familiar with the library’s budget – where the money is coming from and how it will be spent. The board monitors monthly financial reports and approves the bills so they can be paid. The board also helps determine whether the community is satisfied with the service received from the library.

4. Set library policies. The library boards spends much of its time on policy issues – developing policies and monitoring the effectiveness of those policies. (Policy is a carefully designed, broadly stated, written guideline for actions and decision of the library.) Once adopted by the board, library staff carries out the policies on a day to day basis.

5. Hire and evaluate the library director. The board hires a qualified director to manage the day-to-day operations of the library and works with the director, carefully respecting each other’s roles. The board also regularly evaluates the director to make sure the library operates well and in the best interest of those the library serves.

Meeting Agendas                      Meeting Minutes

Library Agenda 08-09-14

Library Agenda 09-06-14                                                GPL Sept 2014 Minutes

Library Agenda 10-04-14                                                 GPL Oct 2014 Minutes

Library Agenda 11-08-14

Library Agenda 01-10-15                                                  GPL Jan 2015 Minutes

Special Library Meeting and Minutes 01-29-15

Library Agenda 02-07-15                                                 GPL Feb 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 03-07-15                                               GPL March 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 04-04-15

Library Agenda 05-09-15                                                GPL May 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 06-06-15                                                GPL June 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 07-06-15                                                 GPL Jul 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 08-10-15                                                 GPL Aug 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 09-12-15                                                 GPL Sept 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 10-03-15                                                 GPL Oct 2015 Minutes

Library Agenda 11-07-15

Library Agenda 12-07-15

Library Agenda 01-09-16                                                 GPL Jan 2016 Minutes

Library Agenda 02-06-16

Library Agenda 03-05-16                                               GPL March 2016 Minutes

2016-2017 GPL Budget

Library Agenda 04-09-16                                                GPL April 2016 Minutes

Library Agenda 05-09-16                                                 GPL May 2016 Minutes

Library Agenda 06-06-16                                                GPL June 2016 Minutes

Library Agenda 07-07-16

Library-Agenda-08-08-16                                               GPL August 2016 Minutes

Library Agenda 09-12-16

Library Agenda 10-10-2016

Library Agenda 11-07-2016

Library Agenda 01-09-2017                                             GPL January 2017 Minutes 

Library Agenda 02-06-2017                                             GPL February 2017 Minutes

Library Agenda 3-4-17                                                     GPL March 2017 Minutes

GPL April 2017 Minutes

Library Agenda 06-12-17

Library Agenda 07-10-17

Library Agenda 09-11-17                                                GPL September 2017 Minutes

GPL October 2017 Minutes

GPL November 2017 Minutes

GPL January 2018 Minutes

GPL March 2018 Minutes

GPL May 2018 Minutes

GPL July 2018 Minutes

GPL September 2018 Minutes

GPL October 2018 Minutes

GPL January 2019 Minutes

GPL April 2019 Minutes

GPL May 2019 Minutes