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Building Needs Assessment Work Group

The Building Needs Assessment Work Group (BNAW) is composed of representatives of all SCLS departments and the SCLS Board of Trustees.  BNAW will report out at all regularly scheduled Administrative Council and All Directors meetings.  These meetings will provide input to BNAW from the SCLS member libraries. 

Currently SCLS rents two facilities with leases that expire in 2023.  It is the goal of the BNAW to complete a recommendation that allows implementation of its facilities plan before the leases expire.

The work group will meet monthly for approximately two years to conduct research and form a recommendation followed at the end of the original two years with implementation of a facilities master plan.


Martha Van Pelt
Kerrie Goeden
Mark Ibach
Vicki Teal Lovely
Jesse Stewart
Corey Baumann
Kristi Williams
Nan Brien


The purpose of the Building Needs Assessment Work Group (BNAW) is to research and recommend to the SCLS Board of Trustees, SCLS staff and member libraries the most efficient and cost effective facility/facilities to best serve all departments and customers of the future SCLS organization.  BNAW will serve as a forum for discussion and decision–making concerning SCLS facilities including location, size, cost and function while realizing that authority for building and land purchases rests with the system board.

WI Statute 43.17 (9) “All contracts made under this section shall be made in the name of the federated public library system and shall be executed by the system board president and such other board officer as the system board designates.”

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