Libraries Inspiring Libraries

Firth Middle School Christmas Book Tree

The Inspiration: In October, the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners toured seven libraries in southwest Idaho.

District Libraries: 2015 Election Calendar

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In 2015, district libraries will have, at a minimum, two trustee positions open.

Remember, if a trustee resigns (or there is a vacancy for any reason), the person who is appointed to that position will have to stand for election in the May election. If elected, they will serve out the term of the trustee whose place they took. (33-2716)

Public Libraries Nurture Entrepreneurship

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by Erica Compton, project coordinator

Lewiston Library Foundation receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

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Building a Dream with Dedication and Determination: The Lewiston Library Foundation was one of six organizations to receive the “Nonprofit Excellence Award” from the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

The Big Read accepting applications until January 28, 2015

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The Big Read is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2015 and June 2016. Organizations selected to participate in the Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.

Public libraries: apply to participate in Community Health Engagement program

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As part of its IMLS-funded Health Happens in Libraries program, OCLC is seeking up to five public libraries with which to collaborate to develop and implement community health activities with a local partner.

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2 Idaho School Librarians Accepted to LiLead Fellowship!

Congratulations to Erin Downey, District Librarian at Boise Independent School District, and to Carol Robinson, District Librarian at Joint School District 171 in Orofino, on their acceptance into the LiLead Fellows Program!  The LiLead fellowship is an 18-month program through the University of Maryland, with the goal to create a network of school library supervisors w

March 4, 2015 is Idaho Day

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During the 2014 Legislative Session, the Legislature established an official Idaho Day, to be observed each year on March 4 with a proclamation from the governor, ceremonies, and programs to honor Idaho’s heritage.

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Best Practice of the Month: Self-Selection

 Do you have a roommate in your library? Did you decide it would be a good arrangement, or did you realize one day that you had extra software on the computer and a drawer full of colored dot stickers that were not yours? Have you found reading level numbers in the front of books that boss you and your students around?