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Administrative Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Library Directors

The staff of the Public Library Development Team of the Division for Libraries and Technology is responsible for the content of this handbook.

The continuing education consultants for Wisconsin's public library systems assisted the Public Library Development Team in deciding on the table of contents for the handbook.

Prior to the development of the final content of the handbook, chapters were reviewed by an advisory group consisting of the following individuals:

Cheryl Becker, South Central Library System
Pat Chevis, Director, Stoughton Public Library
Ken Hall, Director, Fond du Lac Public Library
David Polodna, Director, Winding Rivers Library System
John Thompson, Director, Indianhead Federated Library System
Barbara Wentzel, Director, Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library

Early chapters were also reviewed by:
Sandy Robbers, former Director, Indianhead Federated Library System
Bridget Rolek, Director, Eager Free (Evansville) Public Library

The Public Library Development Team contracted with Larry T. Nix, Consulting Librarian, to draft and compile some of the initial content of this handbook.

Some of the content of the publication has been adapted from the publication Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees. The Public Library Development Team was assisted in the development of that publication by a task force made up of Wisconsin public library trustees and administrators.


Administrative Essential: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Directors was prepared by the Division for Libraries and Technology. © Copyright 2008 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Duplication and distribution for not-for-profit purposes permitted with this copyright notice.