Louisburg Library is a district library and its own taxing authority, run by a seven-member board of trustees elected by the public at the Annual Meeting. By statute, the Annual Meeting is held the first Tuesday in March. Members serve four-year terms and meet monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6pm in the library conference room.
Anyone interested in receiving an email notification with meeting dates and times and a board packet attachment may submit their request to: [email protected]. It may take up to 72 hours to complete.
The board is currently looking for an energetic member who wants to serve the library district. Anyone interested in serving on the Louisburg Library Board of Trustees may complete an application and submit it to the library director. The forms are available at the library front desk and available to download on the right.
I live with my husband Glenn on a modest horse ranch just north of Louisburg, close to three of our four children. As a young mother, I volunteered for the Frank Laubach “Each One Teach One” literacy program for adults. After completing my BA at Wichita State University and receiving my MFA in Creative Writing, I began my career first as creator and director of a Vocational English learning center for refugees of the Viet Nam War and next as a written communications instructor at several universities. While teaching in Northern California, I founded the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference and helped establish a homeless shelter and the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund. In Chicago, I directed marketing and communications for Northwestern University’s $1.6 billion capital campaign, communications for the Illinois Institute of Technology, and grant writing and communications for Chicago Youth Centers. After retiring and moving to Louisburg in 2013, I spent three years substituting for all grade levels. I joined the Louisburg Library Board with the intention of supporting the library’s communications efforts as they continue to add programs and explore options for gaining much-needed space for public gatherings and additional services for their district of 9,000 patrons.
Amani Hasian, Secretary
Term: completing term to 2024
Trustee Amani Hasian is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter with a background in Occupational Therapy. She was appointed to the Board in 2022. When Amani and her family moved to Louisburg in 2017 one of the first things she and her five children did was visit the library. They came for Story Time and stayed for everything else. Amani felt an immediate affinity for the little library with the big ideas and its wonderful staff. Amani wants to support the library in their quest to serve the community in innovative ways that help every member's ideas become reality.
Amy Jo Jamison, Vice-President
Term: completing term to 2026
Trustee Amy Jo Jamison is a Parent Educator for Parents as Teachers with a background in Psychology and Human Development and Family life. She was appointed to the Board in April 2023. Amy Jo has lived in the library district since 2006. She and her husband, Aaron, have 3 boys that have enjoyed the library from weekly toddler Story Time to participating in the Summer Reading program, to all the many other events the library puts on throughout the year. Amy Jo's commitment to the library doesn't stop at just participating in the library programs but to help share knowledge on the essential role the Louisburg library plays in the community and the long list of resources and experiences the library has to offer everyone.
Download: Board Member Application.pdf
Janet Houchen, Treasurer
Term: 2019-2027Janet is married to David Houchen and they have five children. Janet and David raised their children in the Louisburg community. Janet has served in many capacities for local community organizations; including the Louisburg Rotary Club, the Louisburg Chamber of Commerce, and as a trustee of the Louisburg Library. She has served in many capacities within the USD 416 school district, as well, including as a school board member. Janet founded Pro 31 Tax & Accounting LLC in 2013, building upon her experience in public accounting, private industry and public service. Her passion is working with owners and leaders in small business, both for profit and nonprofit, helping their organizations grow and flourish. Janet attended the University of Central Missouri where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and her Masters of Business Administration. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the Kansas Society of CPAs and the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
Term: completing term to 2026
Trustee Ashley Lemke has a background in non-profit work and is currently working in a mission-driven organization supporting family physicians. Ashley was appointed to the Board in 2023. Ashley and her husband Matt have 3 children and are lifelong Louisburg residents. She is an avid reader and has been going to the library since she was a child. Ashley knows that a library is so much more than ‘just books’ and will support the library as it strives to serve the ever-evolving Louisburg community; through both new and equity-building initiatives that support all of the library’s members.