State Library of Kansas
300 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612
Max Burson, Wichita, is library director at Friends University
David DePue, Topeka, is the Director of the Capitol Commission
Donald Gilstrap, Maize, is the dean of libraries at Wichita State University
Diane Hornbostel, Washington, is a member of the GFWC – General Federation of Women’s Clubs
Martha House, Council Grove, is a librarian at Council Grove High School
Nancy Keith, Effingham, is an elementary school principal in Atchison County
Lenora Kinzie, Topeka, is the Director of Library Services at Storemont-Vail HealthCare
Harry Willems, Great Bend, is the director of the Central Kansas Library System
Cathy Nugent, Leawood, is owner of Willis Pendleton LLC, a grassroots communications company
Jean Schlegel, Ness City, is the director of Ness City Public Library
Jennifer Schroeder, Concordia, is the library director at Cloud County Community College
Jo Budler, Topeka, is the State Librarian of Kansas
Brad Neuenswander, Topeka, is the Kansas Interim Commissioner of Education, Jackie Lakin - designee
Jerry Huff, Topeka, is the Executive Director of Kan-ed
About the Board
The State Library of Kansas Board was created by Statute (K.S.A. 75-2546) in 2007.
Eleven of fourteen members are appointed by the governor, including seven professional librarians. Ex officio members are the executive officer of the board of regents and the commissioner of education (or their designees) and the state librarian.
By law, the board shall:
Advocate for statewide library services and resources, encouraging cooperation among libraries and promoting and encouraging innovative library services
Advise and counsel the state librarian on policies and management and the state library strategic plan
Review and approve the annual plans of regional systems of cooperating libraries
Promote collaboration with the state board of regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network and the continued availability of statewide library resources
Perform such other duties and functions as provided by law
Recommend statewide priorities for interlibrary cooperation and resource sharing
This board promotes cooperation with the Kansas Board of Regents to ensure the inclusion of libraries on the KAN-ED network and continues the availability of statewide library reference resources.
Membership consists of seven professional librarians, a trustee of a public library, two representatives of the general public and one qualified member of the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs.
Additionally, the board includes the Executive Officer of the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education, and the State Librarian as ex officio members. Members will serve four-year terms.