Staff and Board

Viking Library System Staff

Erin Smith, Director
Jody Lehn, Office Coordinator
Gail Nordstrom, Public Library Consultant
Kelly Arntson, Technical Services Library Assistant II
Jesse Schake, IT Coordinator
Jayme Hubred, PC Support Specialist and Bookmobile Clerk
John Van Kempen, Bookmobile Driver and Librarian
Richard Sonju, Bookmobile Driver and Librarian
Chip Torgerson, Bookmobile Driver and Librarian
Tricia Tuel-Vetrone, Part-time Delivery Driver
Chloe Davis-Smith, Part-time Delivery Driver

Governing Board

Viking Library System Governing Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 6:00 pm during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Viking Library System Executive Committee meetings are held on the third Tuesday at 5:15 pm during the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Board meetings are held at Viking Library System Headquarters: 1915 Fir Avenue West, Fergus Falls, MN

Members of the public may view/listen to meetings in person or call 218-739-5286 during regular business hours to receive the meeting link and/or phone-in information to view/listen to meetings remotely.

Governing Board Bylaws
Open Forum Policy

Current Board Members

Executive Committee
Wayne Runningen, Chair: Pelican Rapids Public Library
Pat Lesmeister-Nelson, Vice-Chair: Stevens County
Nancy Olson, Treasurer: Fergus Falls Public Library
Bob Lahman: Member-at-Large, Otter Tail County
Becky Stolee: Member-at-Large, Perham Area Public Library

Becky Albright: Douglas County Library
MJ Keith: Douglas County Service Area
Hailey Kreft: Thorson Memorial Library (Elbow Lake)
Kristin Lamberty: Morris Public Library
Shane Schmidt: Douglas County
Jessica Steinbrenner: Fergus Falls Service Area
Jo Rudnitski: New York Mills Public Library
Kayla Schmidt: Traverse County
Doris Crane: Wheaton Community Library
Doyle Sperr: Grant County
Nina Battistini: Glenwood Public Library
Paul Gremmels: Pope County

Representatives from Browns Valley Public Library, Hancock Community Library