Baker County Library District

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Board of Directors

Baker County Library District is an independent unit of local government dedicated to library operation in Baker County and is governed by an independent, unpaid Board of Directors elected by the local community. Board members serve 4-year terms. Board duties operations are outlined in the Board Governance Policy available on the Policies webpage.

The Board meets regularly on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6.00p in the Riverside Meeting Room at the Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St, Baker City.

Board meetings are open to the public. Suggestions and questions are welcome in an open comment period at the start of the meeting. 

Agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings are posted below.

Board contact information and terms

You can contact the entire Board of Directors by emailing You can also contact each individual Board member.

  • Gary Dielman
Term ends: June 2019
Office: President

Election certification, May 19 2015

  • Nellie Forrester
Term ends: June 2019

Election certification, May 19 2015


  • Betty Palmer
Term ends: June 2021

Election certification, May 16 2017

  • Kyra Rohner-Ingram
Term ends: June 2021
Office: Vice President

Election certification, May 16 2017

  • Della Steele  
Term ends: June 2021

Election certification, May 16 2017

Complete board membership list for download (PDF)



  • Dec 10 2018
  • Primary agenda topics
    • Film & photography policy
    • Review of donations processing system
    • Policy revision - Library Card Eligibility (ACTION)
    • Policy revision - Fee Schedule (ACTION)
    • Discussion of pro-rated employee benefits system
    • Review of standards assessments
      • OLA Public Library Standards - Part II
      • Edge 
  • Nov 12 2018
    • Agenda & packet
    • Primary agenda topics
        a. Tax Anticipation Note activity report
        b. Film & photography policy

        a. Swearing in of New Board Member
        b. County Assessor millage report
        c. Discussion of federal court decision about homeless camps
        d. Discussion of free Narcan opportunity

  • Oct 8 2018
    • Agenda & packet
    • Primary agenda topics
      • Authorize Tax Anticipation Note loan (ACTION)
      • Photography & filming policy (ACTION)
      • Report on OSL Public Library Statistics
      • Report on OLA Public Library Standards - Part I
      • Report on PERS Employer Incentive Fund 
      • Appointing replacement board member (ACTION)
  • Sep 10 2018
  • Aug 13 2018
  • Jul 9 2018










Board Member Resources

Print copy of The Complete Library Trustee Handbook by Sally Gardner Reed and Jillian Kalonick issued to each board member upon taking office.