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 Member Libraries    Map of Member Libraries*

*Note:  the map of member libraries has not yet been updated to include libraries in
Monona, Crawford and Carroll counties!

Southwest Iowa Library Service Area is now Southwest Iowa Library Services District.  We are one of six library service districts helping libraries provide the best possible service to Iowans.  We  provide libraries in our area with support services: consulting, continuing education, backup reference, and interlibrary loan.

 Vision for Member Librarians and Trustees

Our librarians and trustees are:

bulletcommitted to serving Iowans;
bulletpassionate about their jobs;
bulletconfident in their knowledge and abilities;
bulletleaders in their local communities and in the library community;
bulletcreative thinkers and innovators; and
bulletchange agents, and active participants in positive movement toward the future.

"Give them wings, let them fly"

Southwest District Office of Iowa Library Services is one of six District Offices helping libraries provide the best possible service to Iowans.  We are funded by appropriation of the Iowa General Assembly to provide libraries in our District with support services: consulting, continuing education, backup reference, and interlibrary loan.

The Southwest District Office serves libraries in 22 counties:  Adair, Adams, Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Clarke, Crawford, Decatur, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Lucas, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Shelby, Taylor, Union, and  Wayne.

Our Member Libraries include 83 public libraries, as well as community college, and special libraries.  We work in cooperation with Area Education Agencies, who provide services to school media centers.
 

Librarians and trustees are served by two staff at the Southwest District Office:

Consultant position open  
Susan Gruber, Library Resources Technician sue.gruber@lib.state.ia.us

Office hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 - 12 noon and 1:00 -5:00 p.m.

 


Governance page:  Information for trustees, meeting agendas, policies, etc.
 

Southwest Iowa Library Services
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd., Suite 190
Council Bluffs, IA  51503