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LIBRARY STAFF

DIRECTOR

Barb Hoogeveen   
The director for the Lynnville Public Library is Barb Hoogeveen. In 2011, after a 32 year career of teaching, Barb retired from the teaching profession and accepted the position of Library Director at Lynnville Public Library. Barb graduated from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, in 1978 with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Library Science. She is currently a Level V librarian. Please feel free to contact Barb at the library with any of your library questions. She loves to help people do research and find reading materials that they enjoy. Suggestions are always welcome!
LIBRARIANMaida Dunwoody
Maida has worked at the Lynnville Library for many years. She is the friendly red head who will be happy to help you with anything you need at the Lynnville Library. She brings a lot of experience to the library as well as a happy smiling personality.
LIBRARIANSandy Everist       Meet Sandy Everist, one of the assistant librarians at the Lynnville Library.  Sandy loves to help patrons find books and assist folks in any way she can.  Sandy is a long time Lynnville resident.  She loves gardening and taking care of her yard.  Almost every day you will see her out walking up and down the Lynnville hills to get her exercise.  One of Sandy's hobbies is eBay where she loves to buy and sell items that she is interested in.  Her favorite kind of books are Amish books and she reads a lot of them!  She also loves McDonalds -- you will see her there almost every week!  Come into the library and meet Sandy!



LIBRARY TRUSTEES

PRESIDENTShirley Dunsbergen
TRUSTEE Missi Bogaard
TRUSTEE Joel Vande Krol
TRUSTEE Jordan Gage
TRUSTEE Kim Vos

Public library boards have five primary roles:
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.