Rhoda MacLaughlin-Ramirez, Representing Community College Librarians
Susan Moyer, Representing KS Federation of Women
Tom Taylor, Representing Public Librarians
Ray Walling, Representing Private College Librarians
Steven Waugh, Representing General Public
Leslie Weishaar, Representing School Librarians
Vacant, Special Librarians
Steve Funk, Ex Officio, Kansas Board of Regents Designee
Kyle Lord, Ex Officio, Kansas Department of Education Designee
Eric Norris, Ex Officio, State Librarian
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
Perform such other duties and functions as provided by law
Recommend statewide priorities for interlibrary cooperation and resource sharing
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.