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Scout Dialogue: Writers Collection coming soon!


Scout Dialogue: Writers Collection is coming soon to Scout Video Collections. Join the Idaho Public Television crew as they interview authors, playwrights, and journalists about the craft of writing and examine individual works. Look for Scout Dialogue: Writers Collection videos on demand in July 2012 at

    Registration now open for College and Career Ready Summit

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    Registration is now open for the College and Career Ready Summit: Moving Idaho Forward, August 16–17, 2012 in Boise. This summit will facilitate discussion and next-steps planning with other community partners to address the student dropout rate in Idaho and ensure that more students are college and career ready.

    What’s new with BTOP?

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    The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has identified several essential activities to expand under our Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant and we have approval from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to extend the project timeline to mid-December 2012. Activities during the last six months of the project include the following:

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    Get a Print Digital Literacy Collection for Your Library

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce a new "online @ your library" opportunity for Idaho's public libraries. Get a collection of 14 books for your library's collection by applying online.

    Behind the Scenes with Poet Laureate Philip Levine

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    On Friday, May 4, Philip Levine, the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, connected with five high schools and five public libraries across the U.S.

    Behind the Scenes with the Poet Laureate, May 4, 1pm MDT

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    Behind the Scenes with the Poet Laureate: Friday, May 4, 1:00 PM MDT / 12:00 PM PDT

    Recruiting youth for digital literacy coaches

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    Do you know of youths looking for work this summer? Here is a flyer to post in your library that has information about paid positions as Idaho Youth Corps (IYC) digital literacy coaches in public libraries. Interested youths should contact their local Idaho Department of Labor offices.

    online @ your library update

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    The Idaho Commission for Libraries’ (ICfL) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) project, “online @ your library,” is in its second year. In 55 of Idaho’s least connected public libraries, Internet connectivity is up from an average of 1.5 Mbps to an average of 11 Mbps, with 530 new computers installed to date.

    Idaho Youth Corps/ Digital Literacy Coach program open to all public libraries in 2012

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    The  Idaho Youth Corps (IYC)/ Digital Literacy Coach program is open to all Idaho public libraries this year.

    100% of the wages for your IYC Digital Literacy Coache(s) will be paid for with Idaho Department of Labor Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds and Idaho Commission for Libraries BTOP funds! 

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    Credible Connections - A Rousing Success!

    This week saw the beginning of Credible Connections - a networking opportunity for all libraries and rave reviews are rolling in!  These 2-hour networking sesions in Mountain Home, Hailey, Burley, Twin Falls and Buhl enabled representatives from libraries, Department of Labor, Adult Basic Education, economic development groups and local interested community members to discover the vast array of resources and develop a connection for the next successful partnership to strengthen their communities.