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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This year libraries are celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 9–15, with a “DIY @ your library” theme. More than 60 Idaho public and school libraries will offer teens an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom—where they can explore, create, and share content.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is working with Boise State University Literacy Professor Dr. Roger Stewart to research whether opening school libraries over the summer, along with using a “Book Fair” model of providing free books toward the end of the school year, can maintain or increase children’s literacy skills over the summer months.
by Marjorie Hooper, Associate State Librarian
While we at the Idaho Commission for Libraries may be sad as Frank Nelson and Debby Wylie leave us after so many years, we wish them nothing but the best as they enter this new phase of life: Retirement!!
The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to host the upcoming Grant Writing Workshop, by Grant Writing USA, at our Boise offices in the Capitol Mall area of Downtown Boise on May 12th and 13th, 2014.
A couple of years ago, you may recall I was bouncing around the state hosting a variety of sessions called Credible Connections. One of my community contacts from those days just got in touch with me and asked me to spread the good news for public libraries. The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program has funds available to provide financial assistance to develop essential public community facilities in rural areas up to 20,000 population in the form of loan and grant funds for projects serving the most financially needy communities. This round of funding will focus on assisting public libraries in our small, rural communities of Idaho.
Rethinking Volunteerism, the 2014 Serve Idaho conference theme, is the perfect opportunity for library staff to examine their assumptions about volunteers and see firsthand how volunteering has changed in the last 10 years. The two day conference, March 4 and 5, at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner in Boise, offers numerous opportunities to gain practical knowledge about all as
Are you looking for ways to expand the use of volunteers in your library? Libraries across the nation are successfully recruiting highly skilled volunteers to implement projects and programs that the library staff could never take on by themselves. An additional benefit is often the volunteers bring in their friends and families and become library advocates when they unders
Did you know there are a number of scholarships through the Idaho State Board of Education available to Idaho students? A well-kept secret! Check out the scholarship opportunities (and apply online) for high school seniors at the State Board of Education’s scholarship website.
At the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting last week, Gina Persichini, ICfL networking consultant, was among those elected by the ALA Council to the ALA Executive Board. Gina will serve a three-year term beginning in July 2014 and concluding in June 2017.