City of Oshkosh Municipal Code
Section 2-49 - Library Board
1. Membership and Terms
The Library Board shall consist of nine (9) members who shall be appointed for three-years terms. Eight members shall be residents of the City of Oshkosh except that not more than two (2) members may be residents of towns adjacent to the municipality, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the concurrence of the Council. The Superintendent of Schools or his/her representative shall be an additional member of the Board. Up to two additional members may be appointed by the County as provided in sec. 43.60(3) Wis. Stats.
2. Duties and Powers
The Library Boad shall have the duties and powers as prescribed in Sections 43.25 to 43.31 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Library Board establishes all policies governing the management and operation of the Library and the Board has the power to contract for the extension of Library Services.
Notwithstanding ss. 59.031(2)(br) and 59.033(2)(b) Wis. Stats., the Library Board shall supervise the administration of the Public Library and shall appoint a librarian, who shall appoint such other assistants and employees as the Library Board deems necessary, and prescribe their duties and compensation.
The Library Board shall have exclusive control of the expenditure of all moneys collected, donated, or appropriated for the Library Fund, and of the purchase of a site and the erection of Library Buildings whenever authorized. The Library Board also shall have exclusive charge, control and custody of all lands, buildings, money or other property devised, bequeathed, given or granted to, or otherwise acquired or leased by, the municipality for library purposes.