LSTA Advisory Council Seats Open

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The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners is seeking nominations for two seats on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. One seat is for an At Large Member (a member from any type of library: public, school, academic, or special) from the northern Idaho area to fill a position vacated with one year remaining in the appointment. The second seat is for a Public Library representative from southwestern Idaho and is a five-year appointment.

Vicki Kreimeyer from Boise Public Library has completed one full term on the LSTA Advisory Council as a Public Library representative and is seeking a second term. There is no incumbent seeking a second term for the At Large Member position.

The LSTA Advisory Council is appointed by the Board of Library Commissioners in accordance with the Library Services and Technology Act, P.L. 104-208. The Council broadly represents the library community and library users, and serves to advise the Board on the development of the state plan for the Library Services and Technology Act, the annual LSTA program, and evaluation of LSTA grant applications and projects. The Board of Library Commissioners may also seek Council advice on other matters related to library services.

Council members, both individually and as a group, are expected to advocate for the improvement of library services in Idaho. Individual members may also be asked to represent the Council’s interest on other Commission-appointed advisory groups. More information about the Council is available at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/advisory-council. Or contact Sonja Hudson or Marj Hooper or at 208-334-2150. The LSTA Advisory Council meets once a year in Boise for two days; additional input is solicited as needed via conference call or e-mail. Members are reimbursed for travel expenses.

Individuals interested in applying should send a letter to Ann Joslin, State Librarian, describing his or her interest in and experience with libraries. When sending an email notice of interest, please also include a mailing address and phone number where you may be reached. Letters may also be sent to:

325 W. State St.,
Boise, ID, 83702.

Council members are appointed for terms of five state fiscal years (July-June). Appointments are scheduled to be made at the June 4, 2010 Board of Commissioners meeting. All letters must be received at the Idaho Commission for Libraries by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2010.