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Funding & Governance

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  *Our Member Libraries
  *Our Mission Statement
  *Funding & Governance
  *Staff
  *Trustees

How we support libraries:
  *Electronic Resources
  *Public Relations
  *Publications
  *Online Catalog
  *Continuing Education
  *Winnefox Automated Library Services
  *Winnefox Cooperative Technical Services

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Funding:

All seventeen of Wisconsin's public library systems are established following rules outlined in Chapter 43 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The statutes call for the Department of Public Instruction to request funding for systems equal to 13% of the statewide total municipal and county appropriations for library service. The Legislature, however, has never appropriated funding at this level. At present, library system funding stands at about 8% of statewide local library expenditures.

Additional funding also includes interest revenue on bank deposits, services sold to other library systems, competitive and noncompetitive grants, payments from counties to support Winnefox Cooperative Technical Services and contracts for shared services with Oshkosh Public Library, the system resource library.

The operational revenue for Winnefox in 2007 totaled $1,501,265. The breakdown of funds was as follows:

2007 Winnefox Operational Revenue

State Aids
$915,886
61%
Contracts
$517,879
35%
Interest
$60,000
4%
other
$7,500
> 1%
Total operating revenue
$1,501,265
100%

We spent this money on the following:

Pie chart illustrating how Winnefox disbursed funds in 2002

Technology
$619,120
43.10%
Administration
$176,678
12.30%
Public Information
$145,636
10.14%
Cooperative Technical Services*
$145,569
10.13%
Collection Development
$83,067
5.78%
Delivery
$79,995
5.15%
Enrichment Grants to Member Libraries
$59,505
4.14%
Education & Consulting
$51,609
3.59%
Library Planning
$35,092
2.44%
Service to Users with Special Needs
$31,401
2.19%
Services to Youth
$14,818
1.03%

*Does not include services paid for by member counties.

Governance:
* Board of Trustees: Charged with the responsibilities of fiscal oversight and policy setting, the Winnefox Library System Board of Trustees consists of twenty-three member representatives appointed by the County Boards of Supervisors from the five counties within the library system area.

* Administration: Considered the Executive Officer of the Board of Trustees, the System Director has sole charge of the administration of the system under the direction and review of the board.

   
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