Library Advocate

Without ILA, who will advocate for libraries with the Governor and the Legislators? Who will work with the Idaho Commission for Libraries to educate the public and our leaders regarding the invaluable role that libraries play in every community for literacy, for access to educational materials in the home, for providing a third place where community members go to learn, to play, to socialize, to hang out, without fear of judgment.

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  • posted about Home on Facebook 2017-03-21 10:20:41 -0600
    Idaho Library Association works to advocate for and promote Idaho's libraries and librarians!

  • posted about Friend or Trustee on Facebook 2017-03-21 10:06:50 -0600
    I just renewed my membership in the Idaho Library Association! @IdahoLibraries. Will you join me?

    Library Friends & Trustees

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    Friends of the Library and our Trustees are vital parts of our library community, and are eligible for all of the benefits of ILA membership at a discounted rate.

    Premium Member Resources

    Members receive many benefits with their membership, such as access to the membership directory, which lists all ILA members by division.

    Professional Development Opportunities

    Conferences provide ILA members with unique professional development opportunities.

    Discounts for ILA Events and More

    ILA members have access to both the annual and regional conferences at a discounted rate.

    Leadership Development

    ILA members can run for a variety of elected positions or volunteer for appointed ones. Members can also volunteer to serve on or run committees, and assist with conference planning.

    Networking Opportunities

    ILA members come from all types of libraries: public, school, academic and special. Some members are representative of a library board of trustees or friends group. No matter the type of library, ILA members come from every corner of Idaho – from Bonners Ferry to Ola to Island Park. Meeting colleagues from around the state and collaborating on special projects or events is an opportunity not to be missed.


    ILA members can apply for two continuing education scholarships: the ILA Scholarship and the Gardner Hanks Scholarship. at the annual conference each year, ILA recognizes the librarian of the year, the school library program of the year, and the public library of the year, as voted on by the ILA Scholarships and Awards Committee.


    ILA members have access to powerful, effective representation before state legislators and leaders. A legislative team works on issues in front of the legislature that are of an important nature to Idaho libraries, and keeps the Idaho library community informed about these issues and how they affect libraries.