Iowa Small Library Association

2022 Spring Meeting

Friday, May 6 2022 via zoom


9am to 9:30am Business Meeting

10am to 12pm Program

Relighting Your Programming Fire: Combating Job-Related Burnout and Guilt to Make Program- ming Fun Again 
presented by Chelsea Price, Director at Meservey Public Library
If you're running on empty, it can be difficult to do your job with a smile on your face. This presentation will focus on the positive, and attendees will leave with plenty of new resources and will feel excited about their job. 

The Value of Mentorship and Resource Sharing Program for Small and Rural Libraries 
presented by Misty VonBehren, Deputy Director at Perry Public Library, Library Science Graduate Student at Universi- ty of Nebraska at Omaha
Follow the research that illustrates the importance of mentorship and resource sharing within the library community. Then learn how mentorship can be implemented in Iowa libraries. 


  • 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

2023 Subdivision Officers

Erin Rydgren

John Dunsdon

Mary Murphy

Alicia Mangin
Public Relations

Trever Jayne
Past President

Jennie Garner
Executive Board Liaison


Click here for a list of subdivision members.


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