Applicants sought for Idaho Commission for Libraries Commissioner

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a term on the Board running through June 30, 2015. A resident of Eastern Idaho is being sought.

The Board of Library Commissioners assists libraries to build the capacity to better serve their clientele. It promulgates rules for the Commission, administers the federal Library Services and Technology Act in Idaho, and delivers statewide library programs and services.

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, being 18 years of age or older, and an interest in libraries. Familiarity with the Idaho library community and experience serving on a governing board or holding a public office are desirable.

The Governor has designated the Board of Library Commissioners as the screening committee for this appointment. The Commissioners intend to have a recommendation to the Governor by July 16, 2010.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest accompanied by a brief resume to Ann Joslin, State Librarian, Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702 by June 30, 2010. Questions or requests for further information may also be directed to the State Librarian at the above address or by calling 208-334-2150.