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Name: Ann
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Idaho
Address: Idaho Commission for Libraries
325 W State St
City: Boise
State: ID
Zip Code: 83702
Phone: 208-334-2150 (134)
Fax: 208-334-4016
Appointment Date: 01/01/2005
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: C.L. "Butch" Otter
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: N.A.
Trustee Association: N.A.
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2016
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 1,654,830
Number of Public Libraries: 103 jurisdictions
Total Circulation: 14,658,443
Circulation Per Capita: 9.0
Total Library Operating Income: $53,929,782
Total Expenditures: $50,228,976
Expenditures per capita:$44.33
State Support:No direct state aid
Total Construction Funding:No state construction funding
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 141,034


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2016
Governance Structure: The Idaho Commission for Libraries is a self- governing agency in the Executive Branch and is governed by a 5-member Board appointed by the Governor.
Library Legislation:
Idaho Commission for Libraries - Idaho Statutes, Title 33, Chapter 25; OC; Public Libraries (city) Idaho Statutes, Title 33, Chapter 26; OC; Public Library Districts Title Chapter 27; OC
Library Standards:
Idaho's Public Library Standards are stated in the nature of guidelines and are promulgated by the Public Library Section of the Idaho Library Association - standards are in draft form and awaiting approval
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Responsibility for the digital repository for state publications. Responsibility for the NLS services to sight- impaired individuals in Idaho.
Number of Service Outlets: Three - The main office is at the address listed above. There are two field offices - The Northern Field Office is located at 1420 S Blaine, Ste. B, Moscow, ID 83843 and the Eastern Field Office is located at 1820 East 17th St, Suite 130, Idaho Falls, ID 83405.
Collections: The Commission has no collection that circulates to the public.
Staff: FY2015: 37.5 FTE
Income: FY2016: $3,583,470 (state), $1,607,700 (Fed)
Expenditures: FY2016: $3,615,200 (state), $1,234,300 (Fed)
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

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