Board of Trustees
What is the Augusta Public Library Board?
The Augusta Public Library Board of Trustees is the governing body for the Augusta Public Library.

What is the job of the Library Board?

The Library Board is responsible for the policies that govern the internal operations, services and personnel of the library and for the review of those policies on a regular basis. It is also the responsibility of the Board to maintain fiscal accountability, secure operating funds to carry out the library’s mission, and to prepare an annual budget. The Library Board also is charged with the hiring and evaluating of a Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the library.

How do people get on the Library Board?

The first step is the completion of an application that can be obtained at the Augusta City Hall. After review of the applications, the Mayor appoints a candidate who is then confirmed by the Augusta City Council. Each Board member is eligible to serve two 4-year terms and must live within Augusta city limits.

When does the Board meet?

The Library Board meets on the third Monday of every month at 4:30 p.m. in the Library. Regular meetings are open to the public.

Who is on the Library Board?

Kriste Goodmanson, President

Jill Bostwick, Secretary

Ron Nibbelink, Treasurer

Jerry Gentzler

Jane Forkner

Thurston Thies

The Library Board members are community representatives and welcome your comments and suggestions for the Augusta Public Library.