Idaho Library Association
FormationDecember 29, 1915; 108 years ago (1915-12-29)
HeadquartersBoise, Idaho
Parent organization
American Library Association

The Idaho Library Association (ILA) is a professional organization for Idaho's librarians and library workers based in Boise, Idaho.


The Idaho Library Association was founded as the Idaho State Library Association on December 29, 1915, at Boise High School during a meeting called by Margaret S. Roberts, the librarian of the Free Traveling Library Commission.[1][2]

Gretchen L. Smith, a librarian at the Idaho Technical Institute in Pocatello, was the association's first president.[2][3] The association changed its name to the Idaho Library Association in 1962 and became officially incorporated in 1967.[2]


The Idaho Librarian ISSN 2151-7738 was the journal of the Idaho Library Association until 2016.[4] The LiLAC Newsletter is a quarterly newsletter published by the Library Leadership Advisory Committee.[5]


  1. ^ "Librarians Of The State To Meet". Evening Capital News. Boise ID. December 28, 1916. p. 2. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "About". Idaho Library Association. 1915-12-29. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  3. ^ "Alumnae Department". Barnard Bulletin. February 23, 1917. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  4. ^ "The Idaho Librarian". The Idaho Librarian. 2014-10-10. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  5. ^ "Publications". Idaho Library Association. 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2020-02-13.