Nominations sought for newly opened position on LSTA Advisory Council

All letters must be received at the Idaho Commission for Libraries by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013.
The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners is seeking nominations for  the Southwestern Idaho Public Library seat on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. This is a recently vacated position. Candidates eligible for this position must be a staff member or trustee from a publically funded, public library in the southwestern region of the state. This appointment is for two years to complete the remainder of the position’s current term. The appointment becomes effective July 1, 2013 and runs through June of 2015. 

About the LSTA Advisory Council 

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 or by contacting Marj Hooper at, 208-334-2150 for local area Boise calls, or toll free 1-800-458-3271.
The LSTA Advisory Council typically 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.

How to Apply:

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:
Idaho Commission for Libraries
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 7, 2013 Board of Commissioners meeting. All letters must be received at the Idaho Commission for Libraries by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013.