New Directors in Idaho have a lot of learning to do from the second they are chosen by their board of trustees to serve. When you become a the Director of your Library we at the Idaho Commission for Libraries are here to help you become acquainted with your new roles and responsibilities.
With increased demand for consultation and education on being a Library Director in Idaho we at ICfL have started the Director 101 program. This program is meant to give information and context to the many issues and timelines a new director in Idaho may face during their first few years in service. Applications are solicited and taken for a cohort of new directors and then those directors are chosen. This program will kick off in November of 2022 and run until October of 2023. This is the pilot year of the program and some specifics are subject to change at need however the plan is to continue introducing new cohorts over time and expand this program.
A cohort of 17 Public Library Directors will be selected from applications solicited across the state of Idaho. Selected applicants will be notified on 10/18.
The first session of the program will be on November 3rd, 2022 from 9:00AM-11:00AM. This will be an introduction to the Idaho Commission for Libraries, both the staff and the support that is offered to libraries.
The Agenda for the November 3rd meeting is as follows:
9:00-9:15: Introduction from Clay Ritter, Public Library Consultant
9:15-9:45: Introductions from Cohort Members
10:00-10:50: ICfL Spark Talks on program and consulting services
11:00-12:00: Public Library Director’s Summit Registration and Networking Time with ICfL Staff.
For information on this program or questions please contact: