The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its five-member board of library commissioners, which is the policymaking body for the ICfL. The position must be filled by someone who is at least 18 years of age and is a resident of Idaho’s 1st Congressional District, which comprises the western portion of the state. The board term is five years; however, this opening is for a vacated seat, the term for which expires in 2022.

The ICfL board typically meets six times per year (face-to-face or via conference call), primarily in Boise. The fall meeting location rotates around the state and includes tours of area libraries. Travel expenses to board meetings are paid by the ICfL, and each board member receives an honorarium of $50 per day for a face-to-face meeting or $25 for a conference call.

The powers and duties of the board of library commissioners are listed in Idaho Code, Title 33, Chapter 25, Section 3, found here:

Idaho Code specifies that the board of library commissioners shall nominate to the governor qualified candidates to fill any board vacancy.

Ideal candidates will have an awareness of emerging technologies, an appreciation of the role libraries play in youth and teen development, and fresh perspectives on ways libraries can meet the needs of a diverse state.

If you are enthusiastic about all the things libraries offer Idahoans and can dedicate time to performing board duties, please submit a letter of interest and résumé to the ICfL by May 17, 2019.

Idaho Commission for Libraries

Attn:  Pete Nelson, Human Resources

325 W. State Street

Boise, ID 83702

Idaho’s 1st Congressional District