Kevin Tomlinson

Kevin Tomlinson

Area Field Consultant, Boise Office, Serving Regions III, IV, & V

kevin.tomlinson@libraries.idaho.gov
208.334.2150

I work primarily with libraries in the counties of Ada, Adams, Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Blaine, Boise, Bonneville, Camas, Canyon, Caribou, Cassia, Elmore, Franklin, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Oneida, Owyhee, Payette, Power, Twin Falls, Valley, and Washington.

Since earning the Master of Library Science degree in 1996, I have worked in and with libraries of all sizes, serving on the front lines, in administrative positions, and as a pinch hitter. I have also served as a board member with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). I have served as an ICfL Area Field Consultant since 2011 and enjoy problem solving and helping libraries maximize their professional knowledge.

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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

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Posts by Kevin Tomlinson:

ALA Releases List of Top 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books

02 Oct 2020 . Library Leadership & Management | Library News & Trends | Professional Development | Public Libraries | School Libraries

Libraries Protect Americans’ Freedoms by Ensuring an Informed Electorate

28 Sep 2020 . Continuing Education | Fact-Checking | Informed Electorate

Library Programs Benefit Both the Public Library and the Community

23 Jul 2020 . Adult Programs | Children's Programs | Continuing Education | Early Literacy | Public Libraries | Teen Programs

Electronic Resources for Public Libraries in the Time of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

08 May 2020 . Adult Programs | Children's Programs | Continuing Education | Covid | Library Leadership & Management | Library News & Trends | LiLI | Online Services | Perceptions | Public Libraries | STEM | Teen Programs

Suggested Best Practices for Zoom Meetings

05 May 2020 . Adult Programs | Children's Programs | Continuing Education | Covid | Library Leadership & Management | Library News & Trends | Online Services | Professional Development | Public Libraries

Legislative Update 20200421

21 Apr 2020 . About ICFL | Library Law | Library Leadership & Management | Library News & Trends | Public Libraries

Notes from the Field: The National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled

08 Apr 2020 . About ICFL | Online Services | Public Libraries | School Libraries | TBS

President Trump Signs $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package into Law

27 Mar 2020 . Covid

Guidance for Governor Brad Little’s Statewide Stay-Home Order 20200325

25 Mar 2020 . Covid | Library News & Trends

Temporary Changes to Idaho’s Open Meetings Law

24 Mar 2020 . Covid | Library Leadership & Management | Public Libraries