Library Board meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the library’s Board Room in the Administration office of the library. The meetings are open to the public.

Visit the Library Board Calendar for a complete listing of meetings.

If you would like to be considered for the Library Board, all applications to City Boards, Commissions and Committees begins by filling out the Citizen Resource Form.  Make sure you indicate the Library Board as one of your preferred options.  If you would like information about having your name placed in the Citizen Resource Bank, please contact:

City Manager’s Office
203 S. Farwell Street
P.O. Box 5148
Eau Claire, WI 54702-5148
Phone: (715) 839-4902

or you can fill out the Citizen Resource Bank Form online.

When there is an opening on the Library Board, the Citizen Resource Bank is checked and recommendations made by the Library Director and Library Board President from there.

About the Library Board:

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is a municipal library established under section 43.52 of the Wisconsin Statutes.  According to 43.54 (1) (a), the Board of Trustees shall consist of nine (9) members except as provided below in 43.60 (3) (a).  Members shall be residents of the municipality, except that not more than two (2) members of the total number of members of The Board of Trustees may be residents of other municipalities.  Members shall be appointed with the approval of the Eau Claire City Council.

According to 43.54 (1) (c), the Eau Claire City Council shall appoint as one of the members a school district administrator, or the administrator’s representative, to represent the public school district or districts in which the public library is located. Not more than one member of the municipal governing body shall at any one time be a member of the library board.

According to 43.60 (3) (a), A county chairperson, with the approval of the county board, may appoint from among the residents of the county additional members to the library board of a public library of a municipality located in whole or in part in the county, for a term of 3 years from the May 1 following the appointment, and thereafter for a term of 3 years, as follows:  “If the annual sum appropriated by the county to the public library is equal to at least one sixth, but less than one third, of the annual sum appropriated to the public library by any municipality in which the public library is located during the preceding fiscal year, one additional member.

The regular term of office for a Library Board member shall be three years from July of the year of appointment, except that the Superintendent of Schools’ representative and the City Council representative serve at the pleasure of the Superintendent and the City Council, respectively.  The City Council representative is appointed or re-appointed annually on the third Tuesday in April. No other Trustee may serve more than two full consecutive terms or six years, whichever is greater.  Filling anything less than a full term is an unexpired term such that a citizen may agree to fill an unexpired term plus two additional and consecutive terms.  A former Board member can be reappointed after a lapse of one year.

Library Board
Current Library Board Members
Sara Antonson
10688 State Highway 178
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-6189
Ph: 715-379-4545
Brenda Brant
2810 Alpine Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703-9558
Ph: 715-456-4132
Robert J. Eierman – President
3007 Coltman Lane
Eau Claire, WI 54701-7589
Ph: 715-834-3359
Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck – Superintendent, ECASD
500 Main Street
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Ph: 715-852-3006
Sarah M. Harless
Hertel & Harless, SC
4330 Golf Terrace, Suite 108
Eau Claire, WI 54701-4683
Ph: 715-832-4330
Nancy Lynch
329 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Ph: 715-839-0056
Rob Reid – Vice President
1420 Hogeboom Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Ph: 715-834-8963
Linda Stelter – Secretary
5213 Shorewood Drive
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Ph: 715-829-1534
Tim Tewalt
3604 Wildon St.
Eau Claire 54703
Ph: 715-255-0006