Leadership Opportunities and Resources

Meet Your LiLAC Members


LiLAC's goal is to develop sustainable leadership development activities for the Idaho library community, we are made up of librarians from all across the state of Idaho. Current committee members are Amy Mortenson, Amy Vecchione, Gina Persichini, Anne Esplin, Jessica Bowman, Darla Gunning, Tania Hardin, Eliza Krumpe, Jenny Liebig, Becky Mitchell, Samantha Thompson-Franklin, Vanessa Velez, Christine Hoxie, Jonne Hower. 

Read our biographies!



Recognize Leadership in Others

Send your coworkers, colleagues, mentors, and library leaders you admire a digital leadership badge. Select the badge you wish to send, fill out this short form, and your badge will arrive in your recipient’s inbox. There are three badges to choose from:

High Five: This badge is given to the person who displays an act of leadership in their every day life.
Giant Salamander: This badge is given to the person who refuses to give up, their determination and passion are an inspiration to all. This symbol was chosen for the determination of Ilah Hickman who lobbied for five years to make the giant salamander Idaho's official state amphibian. 
Super Potato: This badge is given to the person who embodies the true meaning of leadership in all that they do. They have helped mentor along others, advocated for their library, and supported leadership, education and innovation.


History of LiLAC- Library Leadership Advisory Committee

Leadership has been identified as a continuing education need for the Idaho library community. In an effort to further define the leadership skills and behaviors valued by the Idaho library community, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL), in co-operation with the Idaho Library Association (ILA), convened a two-day summit in April 2014. During the summit 50 individuals from across library types, library positions and geographic locations engaged in meaningful conversation regarding leadership development and how best to approach it at a statewide level in order to sustain Idaho libraries as community anchor institutions.

Get Involved

Would you like to become a member of LiLAC? Do you want to share leadership opportunities with the Idaho library community? Contact Shirley Biladeau at Shirley.Biladeau@libraries.idaho.gov.

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