There is a long history of strong cooperation, collaboration, and trust among the Winnefox member libraries. This spirit has been the foundation of the many accomplishments within Winnefox, including the development of the shared automation system.

As part of that history, there have been discussions and consensus agreements about how libraries are to operate and of how library staff are to function in this cooperative environment. There are also expectations and requirements based in Wisconsin statues. The document below is an attempt to summarize both. For new directors and library staff in Winnefox libraries, this document will help to provide a clear summary of what is expected. For current directors and staff, it provides a review.

Download WALS Principles for Participation approved by the WLS Board on 3/31/2021