Pioneer Council

Pioneer Governing Documents
       Joint Entity Agreement    Pioneer Bylaws revised August 2020

The Pioneer Council is made up of directors from the Pioneer Consortium’s member libraries (or their official alternates).  The Pioneer Council meets at least once a year in March for the purpose of electing officers, approving an annual budget, setting the assessment of fees for member libraries, ratifying renewal of the Pioneer Consortium Joint Entity Agreement for the next year, and other Council business. Other meeting are scheduled as needed.

Officers as of May 1, 2020:

  • President – Laureen Riedesel, Beatrice Public Library
  • Vice President/Membership Committee Chair – Sara Lee, Central City Public Library
  • Secretary – Cicely Douglas, South Sioux City  Public Library
  • Treasurer/Business Agent – Mike Burris, Holdrege Public Library 

Executive Committee:

These officers comprise the Consortium’s Executive Committee along with:

  • Member at Large – Allie Reisig, Western Nebraska Community College Library
  • Technical Committee Chairperson – Shaun Klee, Grand Island Public Library

The Executive Committee meets as needed to transact ongoing business of the Pioneer Council and to propose recommendations for consideration by the Pioneer Council.

Technical Committee:

The Technical Committee is comprised of staff designated by each member library to advise the Pioneer Council on technical management issues. 

Membership Committee:

The Membership Committee performs needed non-technical activities that are related to the addition of new members to the Consortium.

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