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Registration for this event is now closed. If you have questions, please reach out to Amelia Valasek at amelia.valasek@libraries.idaho.gov.

Event Information

When – March 13, 2024 from 9am – 4pm MT

Where – River Room of ICfL Office, 325 W. State St, Boise ID 83702

Who – Directors or other management-level staff from Idaho public libraries who are (or will) be actively involved in their library’s facility-improvement or building project. Libraries at all stages of capital or facility improvements projects are welcome.

How – This in-person workshop will involve a high level of interaction and hands-on activities. Participants should come prepared to think, participate, and interact with colleagues, consultants, and ICfL staff.

What – Capital and facility improvement projects are large, complex undertakings that span a wide variety of skills, knowledge, and topics. For this workshop, we will be focusing on three specific areas that are best suited for an in-person workshop and which compliment, rather than duplicate, our webinar series. These topics are tentative and may be updated or refined based on the final roster and needs of attendees:

  • Building Productive Relationships: The Politics of Community Construction
  • Design Principles for a Functional Space: Creating a Place for the Whole Community
  • Project Management for the Win: How to Get It Done


Logistical Information

Restrictions, Eligibility, and Wait-list

Due to the location and nature of the workshop, attendance will be capped at 30 people, and limited to one attendee per library or district.

Registration will remain open until January 26th, after which time the ICfL will review availability and notify registrants of their status.

If the number of registrations received by the deadline exceed what we can accommodate, the ICfL will prioritize acceptance to the workshop for current ICfL Facilities Grant recipients and will fill remaining slots on a first-in basis with a waiting list. Accepted registrants will be asked to confirm their intention to attend by early February, after which any unconfirmed or relinquished slots will open to the waiting list.

Travel Information

  • For those traveling more than 50 miles to attend this workshop, the ICfL will provide hotel accommodations and cover applicable travel costs, in accordance with our non-employee travel policy.
  • For those attending both the Facilities Workshop (March 13) and the Public Library Director’s Summit/PLDS (March 14-15), the ICfL will follow up with specific information on how travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • We will have a block of hotel rooms available at the Oxford Suites, which is the same hotel where PLDS will take place.
  • Please note that the Facilities Workshop will NOT take place at the Oxford Suites, but rather at the ICfL Office downtown. The hotel is about 7 miles (a 20 minute drive through town) from the ICfL office. Public transportation is limited, but Uber/Lift services are widely available. Free/public parking at the ICfL office is limited, but parking passes are available upon request. Please plan accordingly.


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