ICfL Board Seeks Applicants from 2nd Congressional District

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Library Commissioners is seeking applicants for a term on the Board running through June 30, 2021. A resident from Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District is being sought. Deadline for application is June 27, 2016.

About the Board
The Board of Library Commissioners is the policymaking body for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (see libraries.idaho.gov/landing/about-us). The Board promulgates rules for the Commission, administers the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) in Idaho, and supports the Commission in delivering statewide library programs and services. Idaho Code 33-2503 lists the powers and duties of the Board of Library Commissioners.

Requirements for Serving
Service on the Board requires that a member be available for meetings approximately ten days each year. The meetings are both face-to-face and telephone conference calls. The majority of the face-to-face meetings are in Boise. Members receive an honorarium, travel, lodging, and per diem expenses when conducting Commission business.

Qualifications include:
• Residency in Idaho (This Board position is to be a resident of Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes a portion of Ada County, as well as all of Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Butte, Camas, Caribou, Cassia, Clark, Custer, Elmore, Franklin, Fremont, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lemhi, Lincoln, Madison, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Teton, and Twin Falls counties.)
• Being 18 years of age or older
• Having an interest in publicly-funded library services in the 21st century
• Bringing diverse experience to the Board such as media or communications, workforce development, technology, STEM, law, or non-profit work
• Experience serving on a governing board is helpful

Candidate Selection
Idaho Code specifies that the Board shall nominate to the Governor qualified candidates to fill any Board vacancy. The Commissioners intend to send a list to the Governor after conducting interviews in a special August 2016 meeting.

Applying
Applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by a brief resume by June 27, 2016 to:
Ann Joslin, State Librarian
Idaho Commission for Libraries 325 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Or submit via email to ann.joslin@libraries.idaho.gov

Initial review of the applications will begin July 15.

Questions or requests for further information may also be directed to the State Librarian at the above address or by calling 208.334.2150 or 800.458.3271.