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BTOP: new online resources

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is wrapping up the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant project. Although the grant period ended in December 2012, the benefits will continue statewide as we add online resources:

Introducing the Social Media Kit

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This do-it-yourself social media kit for libraries is meant to serve as the foundation by which libraries or organizations author their policies regarding social media—the specifics of which will be unique to individual situations.

Public Libraries: Wi-Fi needs at your library?

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With the completion of the Commission’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) project, online@ your library, every public library in Idaho offers public access computing and Internet access. That’s pretty cool. Now the questions are:

Kids Quest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the drawing for 10 iPod touches. These students’ names were drawn at random from among those who participated in the Kids Quest and entered the drawing.

BTOP Update

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant ends in December 2012.

College and Career Ready Summit resources

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Librarians and other stakeholders from around the state networked during the “College & Career Ready Summit: Moving Idaho Forward” hosted by Idaho Commission for Libraries August 16-17, 2012.

Kids Quest open until October 31

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries Kids Quest is available at www.lili.org/quest. The Kids Quest is an on-line adventure targeted to students in grades 6-9. If they complete it, they can enter into a drawing for an iPod touch®.

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Students in grades 6-9.

Cyberbullying: Let’s stop it

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Bullies are everywhere—even online. And bullying in any form should be taken seriously.

In a recent survey on Cyberbullying conducted for Microsoft Corporation and published in the September issue of Teaching and Learning Magazine, youths ages 8-17 provided some interesting statistical information regarding Cyberbullying:

Teens: Discover Your Inner Futurist!

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Where: Garden City Public Library,  6015 Glenwood Street,
Garden City, ID 83714
When: August 16:  10:30 a.m. to noon

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Next Avenue: A New Resource for Mid-Life Adults

Adults between the ages of 50-65 years are one of the fastest growing groups in Idaho, and the ICfL is partnering with Idaho Public Television to highlight an online resource to meet their diverse needs: Next Avenue. Twin Cities Public Television developed the site in collaboration with state and national partners and shared&nb