Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
Some news about upcoming changes to LearningExpress Library:
LearningExpress has introduced LearningExpress Library 3.0, which will include a number of improvements for the end user experience. We had hoped to move to the new service after the current academic year is complete, but some new information has resulted in a new timeline.
The American Library Association and ALA President Barbara Stripling have created a great way to support America’s right to libraries. The Office of Library Advocacy launched an online declaration in October.
The 2013 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference, “Idaho Libraries: Making Our Mark,” offered something for everyone, with workshops, business meetings, panels, presentations and a banquet.
Congratulations to the following people, who were recognized at the 2013 Awards Banquet and Ceremony for their contributions to Idaho libraries:
The Deadline for Level 3 (Grades 9-12) submissions for Letters About Literature was December 10, but there is still time to enter Level 1 (Grades 4-6) and Level 2 (Grades 7 & 8).
By Erica Compton, project coordinator
A recent survey aimed at parents of Idaho preschoolers who are participating in the Books to Go program found that very few are aware of two new resources available to their families. We are pretty excited about both of these great services and want you to be too!
Do some of your library users, especially parents, wonder what the Idaho Core Standards are all about? The Idaho State Department of Education has a parent brochure available with a high-level overview of the Idaho Core Standards. The electronic version is also available online at:
by Kristina Taylor, grants/contracts officer
Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) recently hosted two grant workshops offered by Grant Writing USA at our Boise office. Library staff from around the state; ICfL employees; and other state, county, and city employees who work with grants were invited to attend.
The FY2015 budget request submitted by the Board of Library Commissioners includes two line items (enhancements, or above maintenance level). If approved by the 2014 Legislature, the funding will be available as of July 1, 2014.