Below are important contacts for you as you begin your journey as a library manager in an Idaho school library. Call 208-334-2150.
School Library Consultant
Continuing Education Consultant
Youth Services/Read to Me team
Library Consultant for the Underserved
Quick reference resources designed for new school librarians. Click on the topic heading to view the individual topics.
Ask any school librarian and s/he will say that the library is the sweet spot at a school. It is busy, sometimes frantically so, by the school librarian is one of the few staff members in a school that gets to work with every student. In addition, the librarian gets to see every kid year after year and watch each one grow and learn.
The purpose of this guide is to help get a new librarian the most essential information needed to get started. It will help you find the instruction you need as you discover all the duties involved in running the library and you thought it was just check out and story time. This guide will be full of links to tutorials and expert advice, help with planning and procedures, and sources to find the way in Libraryland.
Online Tutorials on Library Basics - FREE
Idaho Commission for Libraries: The Idaho Commission for Libraries serves as a development agency whose mission is to build the capacity of Idaho libraries to better serve their clientele. This website provides a wealth of information about programs and support for Idaho libraries.
LiLI.org: Idaho Commission for Libraries supports online databases which provides resources for all Idaho residents.
Idaho Library Association: Professional organization for all Idaho library staff and trustees.
Libidaho: Listserv maintained by the Idaho Library Association. The best way to get connected with the Idaho library community.
LiLAC: Library Leadership Advisory Committee, a collaborative effort between the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association supporting development of a leadership culture throughout the Idaho library community.
SPLAT: Special Projects Library Action Team, a group of Idaho librarians dedicated to reaching out to their library colleagues with new technology and library trends.