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 of whom to contact or not seeing your topic? Contact Dylan Baker, dylan.baker@libraries.idaho.gov.

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.

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

Library Technology Consultant
I assist with:
eBranch and other websites; WordPress; Technology in general
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

Deputy State Librarian
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.

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!

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor

Youth Services 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.

William Lamb

William Lamb

E-Services Program Supervisor
I assist with:
E-rate and state broadband reimbursement (EOR), and all things technology related
Email / 208-639-4135
I have been in the library technology field since 2000 at the Mountain Home Public Library. I also have experience as a Library Assistant, Circulation Manager, and as a Library Director from 2016 to 2021. I'm honored to be the E-Services Program Supervisor and state E-rate Coordinator for libraries here at the Idaho Commission for Libraries and having the opportunity to assist libraries across our state in determining their technology needs.