For IFLS Trustees

The IFLS trustees are appointed by the 10 participating county boards. Trustees can be county board supervisors or citizens designees; either type can serve unlimited three-year terms. Each county is represented by 1-3 trustees, based on county population. Trustees meet six times each year (Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.) on the fourth Wednesday of the month. All meetings are open to the public. During the first meeting of the year, the board selects its Executive Committee, which meets as needed between IFLS board meetings.

IFLS Board of Trustees list

Representing Barron County

Amanda Kohnen
PO Box 897
Chetek, WI 54728

Mary Alice Larson
36 West Knapp Street
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Representing Chippewa County

James Ericksen
519 Kennedy Avenue
Stanley, WI 54768

Julie Woodruff
11571 State Highway 124
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Representing Dunn County

Pat Eggert
E9001 County Road N
Colfax, WI 54730

Jim Tripp
621 Fagstad Street
Menomonie, WI 54751

Representing Eau Claire County

Jan Daus
E6255 Walnut Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Jackie Pavelski
1715 Meadow Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54701

(Resource Library)
Jill Markgraf
525 Summit Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Josh Sterling
1820 Eddy Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54703

Representing Pepin County


Representing Pierce County

Ruth Wood
503 E. Walnut Street
River Falls, WI 54022

Paula Lugar
W424 N. 2nd Street
Spring Valley, WI 54767

Representing Polk County

Sue Duerkop
1722 Larsen Lane
Centuria, WI 54824

Fran Duncanson
723 Pondhurst Circle
Amery, WI 54001

Representing Price County

Sue Marshall
W7370 Morningside Drive
Phillips, WI 54555

Representing Rusk County

Lois Goode
204 Maplewood Drive
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Representing St. Croix County

Michael Schendel
808 2nd Street
Hudson, WI 54016

Mary Ellen Brue
1210 Lokhorst
Baldwin, WI 54002

Judy Achterhof
1759 County Road O
Emerald, WI 54013

Executive Committee

2024 Executive Committee:

Sue Duerkop, President

Jim Tripp

Jan Daus

Pat Eggert

Mike Schendel

Personnel Committee

2024 Personnel Committee:

Jan Daus

Lois Goode

Mary Alice Larson

Sue Marshall

Mike Schendel

On This Page

Meeting Packets Packets include minutes, agendas, links and everything you need to be prepared for the meeting. Having trouble connecting with zoom? Here’s a Zoom Troubleshooting Guide.

Annual Calendar outlines tasks for each month.

Important Documents and Welcome Video 2024 orientation video from IFLS, bylaws, strategic plan, board roles and responsibilities.


New & Noteworthy: The latest from IFLS

When you’re visiting: IFLS policy states that we maintain a safe workplace. An office free of scented products contributes to a safe and healthy workplace.

Directions: how to find upcoming meetings on the IFLS calendar, how to find the IFLS office with written directions and a map.

When’s the Next Board Meeting?

All board meetings are on our calendar. If you type “trustees” into the calendar’s search box (noted with the orange arrow below), you’ll get a list of all the board meetings for the year.

Meeting Packets

Click on the date for the complete board packet with meeting information and links.


You can request older meeting packets by emailing Joanne Gardner at

Annual Calendar

Monthly tasks


  • Board Elections
  • New appointments/Reappointments
  • Trustee Orientation


  • Annual Report/Complicance Overview
  • Financial Report for close of prior fiscal year and the new fiscal year


  • Audit Report
  • Personnel Committee – begin Discussion on director evaluation process


  • Mid-year budget revision if needed
  • Director evaluation conducted


  • Personnel Committee – wage recommendation for director and staff
  • Budget approval
  • Long-range plan review/update approval


  • Budget/Plan finalization (if needed)

Important Documents and Welcome Video

  • IFLS Board of Trustees bylaws (pdf)
  • Strategic Plan, 2023-2024 (pdf)
  • 2024 System Board Roles and Responsibilities presentation slides by John Thompson (pdf)


AE 17: Membership in the Library System from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

The Public Library System Board–the Broad Viewpoint (26) from Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees from WI-DPI

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s public libraries page, including a map of Wisconsin library systems.

MORE brochure

MORE app info page

The Trustee Resources Page has additional resources to help guide IFLS Board members! You’ll find:

  • Trustee Essentials
  • Trustee Training Week Webinar recordings
  • Open Meeting Law Resources
  • and other helpful links


Library Love Story

Every year IFLS libraries collect testimonials from our community-members to bring to Library Legistlative Day. Here’s this year’s Library Love Stories.

Library Legislative Day handout 2024

Public Libraries are Essential, Engaged, Valued


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IFLS minimizes fragrances in the office to protect people with chemical and fragrance sensitivities. When visiting the IFLS office please refrain from using scented personal care products (cologne, aftershave, heavily-scented hair products, scented lotions, etc.) Thank you!

Find the IFLS Office

Driving Directions from the West or East on Interstate 94

  • Take exit 59 and merge right onto Highway 12/312 (aka 124 – North Crossing)
  • Exit Right onto Clairemont (Hwy 12)
  • Make an immediate left turn onto Truax. IFLS will be on your left in about 1/4 mile.
  • Alternate: Stay on Hwy 312 (aka 124) to the stoplight at Jeffers Rd. Turn Right.
  • Jeffers ends at Truax. Turn Right onto Truax for a long block. IFLS will be on your right.

Driving Directions from the North on Highway 53/312 (aka 124)

  • Exit right onto Hwy 312 (aka 124 – North Crossing)
  • Cross the river to the stoplights at Jeffers Rd.
  • Turn left onto Jeffers.
  • Jeffers ends at Truax. Turn Right onto Truax for a long block. IFLS will be on your right

IFLS Library System administrative office