ICfL Specializations

ICfL staff are eager to assist on a broad range of topics relating to libraries.
This could take the form of one-on-one assistance, a presentation, or a training session.

These services are available to library directors, staff, and trustees of Idaho’s publicly-funded libraries, as well as community partners. Contact us today to develop a talk or training that fits your group’s needs.

Unsure who to contact or not seeing your topic? Contact Tammy Hawley-House, tammy.hawleyhouse@libraries.idaho.gov.

Allison Floyd

Allison Floyd

Allison Floyd

Librarian
I assist with:
LiLI, Libraries Linking Idaho, ShareIdaho, STACKS, Digital Repositories, Idaho Government Documents
Email / 208.334.2150
My omnivorous library career has spanned public, academic, and state libraries in California, Texas, and Idaho. I've been the LiLI (Libraries Linking Idaho) librarian at the ICfL since 2017. The databases at lili.org are my beat. I also coordinate ShareIdaho, our statewide resource-sharing agreement with OCLC, and administer [Stacks], Idaho's digital repository of state government documents. I'm one of those weirdos who thinks cataloging is fun.

Annie Gaines

Annie Gaines

CE Consultant
I assist with:
Online MLIS degree options & best practices, self-care & preventing burnout, social media, Minecraft, zines, virtual/augmented/mixed reality
Email / 208.639.4151
I started my library career as a library page in my local rural public library on the Oregon coast. I received a Masters in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and for four years, I was the scholarly communications librarian at the University of Idaho. I returned to Idaho from the Nevada State Library, where I supported continuing educational efforts for the state. Outside of work, I can be found rockhounding, hiking, and otherwise adventuring with my husband and our dog Pendleton. I'm an avid gamer and I'm currently learning the ukulele.

Colleen Clark

Colleeen Schwalter

Colleen Clark

Volunteer Services Coordinator
I assist with:
Volunteer Programs, Management, Recruitment, Training, Retention, & Recognition; Staff & Volunteer Engagement; Audiobook Production; Studio Recording.
Email / 208.639.4169
Colleen is the Volunteer Services Coordinator at the Idaho Commission for Libraries and a Commissioner on Serve Idaho, the Governor's Commission on Service & Volunteerism. Her passion is bringing organizations together and connecting them to community resources to help increase their capacity to meet their mission. Colleen has experience in managing various volunteers and programs, including teen, adult, senior, education (tutoring, ESL, testing, etc.) programs, military youth programs, library, nonprofit, and recording studio volunteers.

Deana Brown

Deana Brown

Emerging Trends Consultant
I assist with:
Virtual/ Augmented/ Mixed Reality (VR/AR/XR); Makerspaces and Mindset; STEAM; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; User Experience; Futures Thinking; Design Thinking; Change Management; Zines; Academic Libraries; Public Libraries; Curriculum Design; Meeting Facilitation
Email / 208.639.4156
I worked in public and academic libraries for almost 15 years before joining ICfL in 2018. I enjoy creating professional development opportunities for library staff and get energized by helping people discover their own "ah-ha!' moments. Outside of work, you’ll find me knitting/ cross stitching while relaxing to music, walking my dog on the greenbelt, chatting with friends around the fire pit, working in my garden, or getting crafty in my studio.

Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Doug Baker

Web Developer
I assist with:
eBranch and other websites; Technology; Coding
Email / 208.639.4173
I started in libraries as a Library Associate at the Ada Community libraries is Boise, ID. I then moved into the Website Admin and assistant IT position, and later head of the IT department. I've been at the ICfL since November 2019.

Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

Dylan Baker

E-Services Program Supervisor
I assist with:
Broadband; Computers; Design Thinking; E-rate; Gaming; Meeting Facilitation; Public Computer Management; Technology; Zoom
Email / 208.639.4167
I've worked in and for Idaho libraries since my first job as a library page at the Boise Public Library during my senior year of high school. Since then, I worked in Youth Services and Information Technology before coming to ICfL in 2017. My joy is demystifying technology and making it more accessible for library staff and library users. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family playing games of all varieties, taking our Corgidor dog Dash for walks, and eating pizza.

Emily Sitz

Emily Sitz

Emily Sitz

Area Field Consultant for Regions I,II, & VI
I assist with:
Trustee education and board development; Public library policy and operations; Community engagement; Harwood/ALA Turning Outward; BoardSource consultant; Family Place Libraries
Email / 12088828882
I joined the ICfL team in 2017 after spending 28 years working in the field, primarily as a director. Early in my career, I was a children' librarian and I still have a passion for children's services. My area of emphasis at the Commission is trustee development. I spend most of my spare time plotting a permaculture existence.

Jeannie Standal

Jeannie Standal

Jeannie Standal

School Library Consultant
I assist with:
Collection Development; School Library Policy; Event Planning; and all things School Library.
Email / 208.639.4139
Jeannie Standal has been the School Library Consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) since 2013. Before starting with ICfL, she completed stints as a Library Media Specialist in an elementary school and in a high-poverty middle school in North Carolina. Jeannie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Boise State University and a Master of Library Science from East Carolina University.

Jennifer Redford

Jennifer Redford

Youth Services Consultant
I assist with:
Library Marketing; Collection Marketing/Displays; Teen Services and Programs; STEAM; Coding for Preschoolers; Early Learners; School Age/After School Programs; Customer Service; Trauma-Informed Libraries
Email / 208-639-4147
Hi there! I spent 10 years at a branch library before moving over to ICfL. I have experience providing programs and services for all ages, and an orientation toward marketing and customer service (with 10 additional years in restaurants and retail). Even though I specialize in Youth Services, I am excited to talk about most library topics. I have young children, so talking to you may be the only "grown up" conversation I have in a day. Let's chat!

Kevin Tomlinson

Kevin Tomlinson

Kevin Tomlinson

Area Field Consultant, Boise Office, Serving Regions III, IV, & V
I assist with:
I assist libraries with issues in the areas of Library Development, Operations, and Support, such as Best Practices, Library Districting, Library Law, Meeting Facilitation, Open Meetings Law, Policy Formation, Serving the Underserved, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, Trustee Issues, Trustee Orientation and Development
Email / 208.334.2150

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor

Project Coordinator
I assist with:
Library Outreach Programs, Early Literacy Programs & Support Materials, Laundromat Literacy, Diversity and Inclusion in Library Services, Grants
Email / 208.639.4136

Staci Shaw

Staci Shaw

Staci Shaw

Youth Services Consultant
I assist with:
Read to Me Programs; Summer Reading; Early Literacy/Early Learning; Kindergarten Readiness; Children's Literature; Community Partnerships; Library Outreach; Supporting Beginning Readers
Email / 208.639.4178
Staci Shaw has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and an emphasis in Early Childhood. She taught in the classroom for fifteen years, worked as an elementary mathematics instructional coach for teachers, taught education courses as an adjunct faculty member at BSU and NNU, and worked one-on-one with students with learning disabilities. Staci has been a consultant at the Idaho Commission for Libraries since 2008, and enjoys coordinating early literacy programs, training library staff in the pedagogy of early learning, providing summer reading support, and helping Idaho libraries reach underserved and at-risk families. Her current work with Idaho’s libraries strives to attain third grade reading proficiency through collaborative community partnerships, and helping libraries develop free kindergarten readiness programs for families with limited preschool options. She serves on the Ready Idaho early learning coalition and the Governor's Early Childhood Advisory Council, and presents on libraries’ role in early learning at the local, state, and national level.