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Library Director

Library Director

Shannon Putney serves as the Director of Iowa’s Carter Lake Public Library. Approaching 15 years of library experience, Shannon has led efforts and administered programs in two states, spanning the public library and public-school library systems. 

A champion for positively impacting the lives of others, Shannon is committed to positioning the library as a foundational partner with the community. She believes in inspiring a culture supportive of creative expression where everyone feels valued, respected, appreciated, and heard. 

She has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), holds a certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of South Florida, and holds a Level III-L certification from the Nebraska Library Commission, while proudly serving as a member of the UNO Library Science Advisory Board.

Board Members



Patti Midlkiff



Bonnie Freeman



Shawn Ammon


Board of Trustees

Board Of Trustees

The Carter Lake Public Library is governed by the Board of Library Trustees and is comprised of 7 members who are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by City Council. Each member serves a six-year term. As defined in the Board By-laws, the primary duties of the Board include:

  • Serves as a liaison between the library and the community

  • Acts as a policy-making board

  • Assists in budget preparation

  • Oversees proper allocation of budget

  • Responsible for the appointment of the library director

Board meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at 4:30 pm at the Library.


Click here to download this month’s Board Packet.

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