Iowa Small Library Association


  • To discover the consensus among small libraries on issues that affect them
  • To act in an advocacy role to communicate the concerns and views of small public libraries to the Iowa Library Association, the State Library, the Library Service Areas, community leaders, elected officials and the general public
  • To provide a channel for receiving information on issues affecting small public libraries
  • To provide a means to share problems, solutions, programs, experiences and ideas of concern to small public libraries
  • To encourage active participation in other organizations relating to the library profession

2020 Subdivision Officers

Molly Rach

Trever Jayne
Vice President

John Dunsdon

Mary Murphy

Lisa Metheny
PR Chair


Click here for a list of subdivision members.

2016 ISLA Spring Meeting and Program

A recording of the presenation is availalbe by clicking here.  Please keep in mind that this is an unedited recording from the zoom platform. 


The Iowa Small Library Association Welcomes You!

2019 January Newsletter

2018 Fall Newsletter

2018 January Newsletter

2017 Spring Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter

2014 Spring Newsletter

2013 Spring Newsletter

2012 Fall Newsletter

2011 Fall Newsletter

2011 Spring Newsletter

An archive of older ISLA Newsletters is available on the Subdivision Archive page.

ISLA List Serve:

Items of Interest:

  • Mission Statement:  “The Iowa Small Library Association is an active networking organization that strengthens and advocates for public libraries serving small and rural communities.”
  • ISLA Bylaws




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