Trustees and Friends Division

NEW: Listserv for Trustees: TruIdaho

TruIdaho is an email discussion list for library trustees in Idaho. Membership
is not limited to trustees, Idaho residents, or ILA members, but the list will
be of greatest interest and value to those who are working as trustees in
libraries in Idaho.  TruIdaho is provided by the Idaho Library Association
(ILA).  ILA welcomes respectful discussion of professional issues.

Subscribing to TruIdaho

  1. Go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/truidaho
  2. Select “Subscribe” in the left sidebar
  3. Enter your email address, then click “Submit”
  4. Check your email inbox for an authentication request (verifies the subscription is from a person who really wants to be subscribed) and click the URL provided to verify, then follow any other instructions on the screen if provided.

All posts represent the opinions of the poster.  Diversity of opinion is
welcomed. Posts are to be of a professional nature on topics relevant to Idaho
libraries.  Information, discussion, and news are welcome.

The list may be utilized by subscribers sharing information.  Commercial
announcements and advertisements are not permitted, except those of a
professional development or continuing education nature.  Non-library related
messages such as chain e-mails, product boycotts, advertising or commercial
marketing messages are not appropriate for this email distribution list.

Common sense netiquette is requested.  While controversial or lively debates
are welcome, please use the same etiquette as if the discussion were face-to-
face in an atmosphere of respect and professionalism. Please refrain from
flaming, typing in all caps, derogatory remarks, and personal attacks. Take
care in sharing personal, confidential copyrighted or trademarked content to
the list. Inappropriate posting will result in the deletion of the post and
may result in barring future posts by the sender.

Waiver:  In an effort to ensure that the TruIdaho list meets subscribers’
expectations, ILA reserves the right to make judgments and to refuse messages
that do not meet the list policy.  Providing information does not imply
endorsement of materials or information by ILA or the distribution list

The Idaho Library Association, a Chapter of the American Library Association
(ALA), extends appreciation to ALA for hosting the TruIdaho mailing list at


To view the TruIdaho archives, go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/arc/truidaho.
The TruIdaho archives are publicly available.

Unsubscribing from TruIdaho

  1. Go to http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/truidaho
  2. Select “Unsubscribe” in the left sidebar
  3. Enter your email address, then click “Send me a validation link.” (This sends a note to the subscribers email to verify removal from the list to prevent strangers from doing so.)
  4. Check your email inbox for the verification of removal and follow any other instructions on the screen as provided.


Larry Blackburn, Trustee, Caldwell Public Library

[email protected]






Past Events

  • WORKSHOP WITH TREASURE VALLEY FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY       Friday, Oct 23, 2015, 1:30-4 pm at Nampa Public LibraryProgram included: Selling Books Online (Amazon and Boodscounter), Grant-Writing and Funding Opporunities, In-Library Sales, Tour of Nampa Public Library and Friends Book Store, Learn about the Idaho Library Association, and Refreshments

    In conjunction with the Idaho Commission for Libraries

    Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 8:30 am to 12 noon

    At the Idaho Commission for Libraries


    STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE – Presented by Jim McNall, Risk Management Specialist

    Idaho Counties Risk Management Program (ICRMP)


  • Treasure Valley Friends Workshop

    October 21, 2016, 1:30 pm

    Boise Public Library, Capital Blvd.

    Idaho Commission for Libraries presentation

    Recruitment and Orientation of New Friends – open discussion.  Nampa will present their new member packet, Boise will present orientation and job descriptions.  All groups are invited to share.

    Marketing our Sales – open discussion with all groups invited to share their experiences.

    Tour of the Boise Friends work space.

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