The Idaho Commission for Libraries’ (ICfL) board of library commissioners recently welcomed Dawn Wittman as the newest member of the five-person board. For more on the ICfL’s board, visit:

During her lengthy career, Dawn worked for the Nez Perce County Library (now the Prairie River Library District) as a youth services librarian. She served as the librarian/media specialist for the Lapwai School District. Dawn then operated the Lewiston City Library for 13 years as its director and later returned in the roles of consultant and acting director. In addition, Dawn has extensive experience serving on nonprofit boards and is a past-president of the Idaho Library Association.

Dawn played a vital role in the creation of the public library branch in Lapwai and the inclusion of a library in the Lapwai Elementary School when it was built. Dawn said, “Since that initial taste of library advocacy and seeing the difference a library can make in a community, I focused my career on library work. I am excited for the opportunity to serve Idaho libraries in a broader and more strategic way, while also bringing my experience and perspectives to Idaho’s board of library commissioners.”

We are fortunate to have someone joining the board with Dawn’s background and passion for all libraries bring to a community. She will be an asset as the board continues its work of fostering and promoting library service in Idaho and supporting statewide library programs and services.