Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Commissioner Larry Weeks was honored recently for 25 years of volunteering at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). During that time, Weeks has narrated local and regional books for the Idaho Talking Book Service, recording 23 books--including a two-volume, 28-hour recording of the History of Idaho, which took over a year to record.
If your public library demonstrates outstanding service to a population of 25,000 or less, Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation want to hear from you. Library Journal's annual award for the Best Small Library in America was founded 10 years ago to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of small libraries.
Want to supercharge your leadership skills?
The Library Leadership Advisory Committee (LiLAC), a collaborative effort between the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association, announces the Leadership Accelerator Workshop, presented by Phil Eastman of Leadership Advisors Group. This will be a full day pre-conference (September 30) before the annual Fall Meeting of the Idaho Library Association to be held at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho (October 1 and 2).
Libraries from all over Idaho celebrated Teen Tech Week during March. Participating school and public libraries submitted their favorite teen projects highlighting the theme "Libraries are for making..." Teens interpreted this year's theme in diverse ways as evidenced by the creative entries.
Check out the latest edition of LiLAC News. Great information about Read2Lead discussions, Accelerator Leadership Workshop, and Library Journal's Lead the Change. This project is a collaborative effort between the Idaho Library Association and the Idaho Commission for Libraries to create a culture of leadership throughout the Idaho library community.
Oops, the word, "volunteer" was spelled incorrectly on the CSLP DVD image, found in Teen program, "Additional Clip Art." Corrected version is below.
What's on your summer reading list? Recreational reading? Some serious reading? Tackling a project read (War and Peace, anyone)? Whatever reading is on deck for your summer break, share those reading plans with your students, and ask about the books are on their summer reading lists.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) honored the Idaho winners of the 2015 “Letters About Literature” contest during an Awards Luncheon at the Capitol Dining Room in the Statehouse on Friday, May 1.
Ah, Spring! The sun is shining (sometimes), the wind is blowing (always), and bulbs are sending up early blooms that assure us that winter is almost over. Gardeners are itching to get going. So, while pulling all those winter weeds out of the vegetable patch, it is a good time to consider weeding the library collection, too.