Library Standards Taskforce

Indiana Public Library Standards Taskforce

The Indiana Library & Historical Board has charged the Indiana Public Library Standards Taskforce to conduct an initial review of the first two years of the new Public Library Standards. Directors and trustees were sought from libraries based upon both size and geographical distribution around the state. Meetings are scheduled for every other month. The taskforce will report to the ILHB of progress after each meeting. The Taskforce will make final recommendations to the ILHB by its December 12, 2014 meeting.

The proposed revised standards may be viewed at:; click on “Proposed Rule”. If you just want to see what changes are being made to standards, click on “Changes to Public Library Standards.”

  • Beth Booth Poor, Bartholomew County PL, Class A
  • Kathryn Gerber, Berne PL, Class C
  • Kelly Currie, Delphi PL, Class C
  • Don Crankshaw, Evansville Vanderburgh PL, Class
  • Michelle Bradley, Frankfort-Clinton County Contractual PL, Class B
  • Andrea Ingmire, Greensburg PL, Class B
  • Ruth Frasur, Hagerstown - Jefferson Township Library, Class C
  • Cheryl Wright, Indianapolis-Marion County PL, Class A
  • Patty Stringfellow, Jasper County PL, Class B
  • David Eisen, Mishawaka-Penn-Harris PL, Class A
  • Gabrielle Carr, New Albany-Floyd County PL, Class A
  • Trustee Mary Emmrich, Newton County PL, Class C
  • David Sams, Oakland City Columbia Township PL, Class C
  • Trustee Terry Rensberger, St Joseph County PL, Class A
  • Trustee Christine Sterle, Thorntown PL, Class C
  • Stephanie Davis, Wells County PL, Class B
  • Nick Schenkel, West Lafayette PL, Class B
  • Nancy Knochel, Westfield Washington PL, Class B Trustee
  • Taskforce Meetings:

    October 30, 2014

         Jennings County Public Library

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

         Location:  Pulaski County Public Library

    Meeting Handouts:

  • Taskforce Agenda 20140807 
  • Taskforce Notes 20140711 
  • InfoExpress Packages by Library 
  • PLAC 2013 Activity among out of standards libraries 
  • Taskforce Comments on Standards 
  • Draft Discussion Document 0 
  • Thursday,  June 26, 2014

         Location: Monroe County Public Library, Ellettsville Branch

    Meeting Notes:

  • Taskforce Notes 20140711 Approved
  • Meeting Handouts:

  • Discussion Document #1: Why we have standards 
  • Discussion Document #2: Standard without enhanced or exceptional levels 
  • Discussion Document #3: Standards with some required and some recommended 
  • Discussion Document #4: Standards with Objectives and Outcomes 
  • Discussion Document #5: Standards with other states’ standards incorporated 
  • Monday,  April 7, 2014

         Location: Wabash Carnegie Public Library

    Meeting Notes:

  • 7 April 2014    
  • Meeting Handouts:

  • Results of survey on PL standards issues 
  • Question #1: Are there any other parts of the standards that you feel that the Taskforce should address? 
  • Question #2: Are there any standards that are not currently addressed that you would like the taskforce to consider?
  • LDO SS 5-7-2015