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Library Board

The Madison Public Library is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, appointed for three year terms by the Mayor of Madison. The Board's authority to oversee the policies and direction of the Library is derived from Chapter 43 of Wisconsin statutes. The Library Board works in conjunction with the Mayor, library staff, and the Madison Common Council to plan, fund and implement public library service in Madison. To contact all members of the Library Board, please email

Members of the current Board are:

  • President - Jaime Healy-Plotkin
  • Vice-President - Jair Alvarez
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Alyssa Kenney
  • City Council Member - Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney
  • MMSD Representative - Lisa Hempstead
  • Eve Galanter
  • Cindy Fesemyer
  • Joseph Rosas
  • Greg Dunkelberger

View upcoming meetings on the City of Madison's Committee Meeting Schedule. View all past agendas and minutes through the City of Madison's Legislative Information Center. View the Bylaws of the Library Board.

Recent Library Board Statements:

2021 Operating Budget Message, August 6, 2020 [PDF]

Madison Public Library Board Is Committed to Racial Equity, June 5, 2020