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The Idaho Commission for Libraries’ "online @ your library" project is featured on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) website.
Activities continue with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) project. Now into the second year of the two-year “online @ your library” project, the majority of Idaho’s least connected public libraries have seen connectivity increases from an average of 1.5 Mbps to an average of 11 Mbps.
online @ your library announces late-winter workshops for all public libraries.
Credible Connections will be coming to a location near you in late January through mid-March 2012. This will be an opportunity for public libraries (staff and trustees) to connect with a wide range of other local and state agencies.
BTOP Kick-offs at Connectivity Libraries
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and to help promote the Diabetes Resource Guide for Idahoans, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is once again offering FREE bookmarks to Idaho Public Libraries to distribute to their library users.
On November 1st 2011, Apangea Learning will kick off the 3rd Annual Idaho Math Cup. Students across the state will compete for the title of Idaho Math Cup Champion. The winning class receives the Idaho Math Cup and an awards ceremony where each student will receive special recognition, complete with customized certificates and t-shirts.
Teachers and students in Idaho now have immediate access for
their lessons and homework to more than 14,000 research-based instructional
resources—including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps,
lesson plans, and worksheets--through Scout, Classroom Edition. Find it at http://idahoptv.pbslearningmedia.org.
With 141 locations in Idaho, public libraries play a critical role in public access to online services and resources in workforce development, e-government, and education. View this downloadable flyer to learn about the role that Idaho public libraries play in economic recovery.
So far in Wave 1 of 2011 E-Rate funding, 57 public libraries have received funding commitments. Most schools or libraries have more than one funding request. There is a separate funding request for each vendor and, depending on the service (e.g., telecommunications or Internet), a library may have two or more funding requests for the same vendor.