Study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

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OCLC, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division partnered to investigate current perceptions and support among US voters and how they may have shifted since 2008 when OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America, a national study of the awareness, attitudes, and underlying motivations among US voters for supportin

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"The Future of Truth" Lecture -- April 2 at BSU

The Idaho Library Association (ILA), the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), and the Idaho Media Initiative invite the community to explore the world of information and misinformation.

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AASL National School Library Standards: Domains and Competencies

In February, we discussed the Shared Foundations (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage)AASL Infographic and their Accompanying Key Commitments.  This month, we'll cover the next level of detail in

Applications for My First Books 2018-2019 due April 20, 2018

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My First Books (MFB) is a Read to Me program that has been successfully implemented since 1997. This program strengthens partnerships between public libraries and local schools, preschools, Head Start sites, and child care providers.

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ICfL Budget Set

In regard to the state budget for fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), the Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee CONDITIONALLY approved a one-time amount of $200,000 for the Talking Book Service (TBS) . . . IF the agency’s federal* funding were eliminated.

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JFAC to Set ICfL Budget

The Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee is scheduled to set the budget for state fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on Friday, February 23, 2018. The proceedings begin at 8 a.m., with the ICfL scheduled to be the second agency on the agenda.'s picture

    Natural History Workshops from Idaho Dept. of Parks and Rec

    This teacher workshop series is open to Idaho library staff, and will be offered in six locations throughout Idaho this spring and summer. Learn about Idaho history, flora and fauna, and geology with Idaho’s state parks as your classroom.

    Cost: $50 ($60 for continuing education credit)

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    AASL National School Library Standards - Shared Foundations

    The AASL National School Library Standards are actually three sets of standards: one for learners; one for school librarians; and one for the school library program itself.  All three of the standards sets, called Frameworks, use the same Shared Foundations, which reflect the core values of school librarianship.  They are at the highest level of the Stan's picture

    Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign

    The annual Child Abuse Prevention Month is in April and every yearorganizations (including many libraries) throughout Idaho participate.