Iowa Commission of Libraries

The Iowa Commission of Libraries is the governing board for the State Library of Iowa (Iowa Code 256.52).  It consists of seven members appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms, one member appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court, and the director of the Department of Education or the director’s designee.

The Commission has the authority to receive and approve the State Library budget; to receive and approve the State Library's plan of service; to appoint the State Librarian who serves at the pleasure of the Commission; and to adopt rules to carry out the responsibilities of the State Library.

The Commission is responsible for seeing that the State Library fulfills its mission to advocate for Iowa libraries and promote excellence and innovation in library services in order to provide statewide access to information for all Iowans.

Current Commission Members

Below is the current membership of the Iowa Commission of Libraries. 

Interested in becoming a Commissioner? Find out more information, including how to apply, at the Iowa Talent Bank.

Carrie Falk

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Public Librarian
Term: 7/31/2020 - 4/30/2024

Sarah Latcham

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Public Library Trustee
Term: 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2023

Joe Lock

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At-Large Member
Term: 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2023

Dan Chibnall

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Academic Librarian
Term: 7/31/2020 - 4/30/2023

Brandon Denner

At-Large Member
Term: 5/1/2019 - 4/30/2021

Zachary Stier

Public Librarian
Term: 7/1/2021 - 4/30/2025

Jen Adams

Iowa Department of Education


School or AEA Librarian
Term: TBD


Iowa Supreme Court