In Idaho, public library boards are not advisory boards.  They are governing boards.  A governing board of trustees sets library policy; sets and oversees the library’s budget; hires, supervises, evaluates, and works as a team with the library’s director; and makes sure that its community is well represented and informed regarding their local library and public libraries in general.

Your ICfL area field consultant supports each public library trustee and director with consulting services, information, and tools necessary to help fulfill the responsibilities of the office.

Idaho Library Districting Handbook 2019 edition now available.

idaho Library Districting Handbook

Manuals for Trustees

Additional Resources for Trustees

Field Consultants

Kevin Tomlinson

Area Field Consultant -- Southwest and South Central Idaho -- Regions III & IV
Email / 208.334.2150
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Patrick Bodily

Patrick Bodily

Eastern Field Consultant
Email / 800.548.6212
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Emily Sitz

Emily Sitz

Northern Field Consultant
Email / 208.882.8882
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ICfL Area Consultant Map

Hours and Directions

Open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time

The Northern Field Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


325 W State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 334-2150
Fax: (208) 334-4016
Toll Free: (800) 458-3271

Field Consultant
Kevin Tomlinson


1820 E. 17th St., Ste. 130
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Phone: (208) 525-7211
Toll Free: (800) 548-6212

Field Consultant
Patrick Bodily


220 E 5th Street Ste 307
Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: (208) 882-8882
Toll Free: (866) 212-0646

Field Consultant
Emily Sitz