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New Director Orientation


Congratulations on being a library director in an IFLS Library!

IFLS Library System

IFLS is one of the 15 public library systems in the state of Wisconsin that serves libraries in west-central Wisconsin across a 10-county area, Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, and St. Croix, comprised of 53 member libraries. IFLS Staff and our partner libraries collaborate to provide outstanding, engaged and inclusive services that contribute to informed, connected and literate communities.

What does this mean for you and your library?

IFLS provides a wide variety of services and collaborative offerings for you and your library. Many libraries in our system utilize a shared catalog and have similar ways of handling materials, there is a system-wide courier service, IT support and assistance, and many knowledgeable staff members ready to help you acclimate to your new role as a library director. You should not hesitate to contact IFLS staff for any question you may have. 

Orientation Process

The orientation process below is to help you absorb all this new information in manageable bits. The information is broken out into three categories: Essential, Important, and Desirable. IFLS Staff recommend that you go through the essential category within the first 6-months of hire; the important category within the first year; and the desirable category after that.

You also received a welcome email from the IFLS System Director when you started and will meet with several IFLS staff in your first few months as director. These visits will cover the information on this page in more depth, and may cover additional topics and resources not provided below. This orientation process is easily adaptable to you, and the IFLS Staff will work with you at the speed you need.


If you have questions about the orientation process or anything else, please reach out to IFLS Staff! Let us assure you, no question is too small or silly, we want you to ask. You can reach out to a staff member directly, or the fastest route to assistance is by submitted a HelpDesk Ticket. Simply click the green “HelpDesk” button in the lower left corner of your screen or email helpdesk.iflsweb.org.

Note: The links on this page direct you to portions of the IFLS website, external websites, PDFs, and presentations.