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Nominations Sought for LSTA Advisory Council

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The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners is seeking nominations for two seats on the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Advisory Council. These positions include the Eastern Idaho Public Library seat and one At Large Member seat.

Incumbents are seeking reappointment for both seats. Appointments become effective July 1, 2013 and run through June of 2018.

ALA First Time Conference Grants Now Available! Due by May 1st!

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Never had the opportunity to attend an ALA Annual or Midwinter Conference?  If this would be your first time attending ALA, review the grant requirements today and apply tomorrow - making you one of the first to apply for Continuing Education grant funds from ICfL to attend ALA's Annual Conference!

Potential Effects of Sequestration on Idaho Libraries

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has notified the Idaho Commission for Libraries that IMLS will get a 5% reduction from their current funding levels. However, IMLS has a number of programs in addition to the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and they don’t expect to know the impact on each program until Congress passes the FY2013 budget.

1st Time Conference Attendance Grants available now for ALA Midwinter in Seattle!

ALA's Midwinter Conference is coming up soon!  If you have not attended before and you would like the support of an ICfL 1st Time Conference Attendance Grant (for up to $900), please consider applying through our Continuing Education Grant Program.  For ICfL grant consideration, the deadline is fast approaching - December 10th!  For additional information and the application docu

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Enter to Win $10,000 for your Library - John Cotton Dana Awards

Has your library completed a successful marketing campaign? Then here is your chance to share your story for the chance to win $10,000. 

2011 LSTA Competitive Grants Approved

On February 18th, the Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners reviewed and approved the two grant applications submitted in response to the 2011 LSTA Competitive Grant announcement. Due to the fact the Federal Government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution, the final award of these grants is  contingent on the Commission receiving their full LSTA aw

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Urgent! Public Libraries Must Respond by July 2 to be part of the BTOP Candidate Pool

All public library directors should have received an e-mail last Friday addressing the candidate pool for our Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant proposal. Over the spring we’ve heard from a number of libraries that their reported connectivity speed is incorrect.

2010 LSTA Grants Awarded

On February 19th, the Board of Library Commissioners awarded all five of the 2010 LSTA Competitive Grant applications submitted.

2010 Final LSTA Grant Application

The Commission for Libraries received 5 applications for the 2010 LSTA Draft Competitive Grant process. Those applications were reviewed by Commission Staff and all were invited to apply in the Final Competitive Grant process. Final Applications must be e-mailed, postmarked, or hand delivered no later than 5:00 PM on January 7, 2010.

2010 LSTA Draft Competitive Grant Applications

2010 LSTA Grant Application due date

Friday November 6, 2009 is the deadline for Idaho's Draft 2010 Library Service & Technology Act Grant applications. Applications must be complete and post marked no later than 5 PM on the 6th. Incomplete applications and/or those post marked later than 5 PM will be returned to the sender without review.