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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.
Scout Video Collections, at scout.lili.org is provided by Idaho Public Television for learners of all ages. It offers thousands of multimedia resources as part of the Commission’s Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) service. Scout Video Collections includes Scout, Classroom Edition and Scout, Idaho Collection.
The CIS (Idaho Career Information System) portal has a new look. The homepage now highlights additional resources that are available from the Idaho Department of Labor such as workshops, volunteer opportunities, apprenticeship opportunities, IdahoWorks job search, training programs, etc…
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.
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.