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How does the library respond to the impact of automation on the job market?

In the future, the job market will change and libraries can play a role to shepherd our communities through it successfully. An article from the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) in May 2017 reported that “job automatic will hit certain metropolitan areas significantly harder than others” (Chen, 2017).

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Held's Reappointment to ICfL Board Approved by Governor Otter

We are very pleased that Governor Otter has approved the reappointment of John Held for another term to serve on the Board of Commissioners for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). John is the 1st Congressional District Representative.

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Meeting with Idaho's Congressional Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Each May, the American Library Association (ALA) encourages state library leaders to visit their congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. during its National Library Legislative Day. The two-day advocacy event is being held May 1-2, 2017.

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ICfL Hiring Continuing Education Library Consultant for Boise Office

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Continuing Education Consultant, to be based in its Boise, Idaho office. For information about the position and to apply, please visit:

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ICfL Hiring Library Consultant for Northern Idaho Field Office

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Library Consultant, to be based in its northern Idaho field office. For more information about the position and to apply, please visit:

Bailey-White Named Deputy State Librarian

Stephanie Bailey-White, Deputy State Librarian

State Librarian, Ann Joslin, announced Stephanie Bailey-White has been named Deputy State Librarian.

Bailey-White has been with the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) since 1991, when she was hired as the Public Information Officer. After several years in that position, Stephanie worked on numerous outreach programs and was instrumental in developing the Read to Me program.

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ICfL 2016 Highlights Video

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) assists libraries in building the capacity to better serve their communities.

We produced a highlight video of our 2016 accomplishments that we hope you will take a few minutes to watch.

Perhaps you will get some ideas of ways the ICfL can facilitate the realization of your goals.

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ICfL Target

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the first edition of ICfL Target.  This is a new quarterly publication identifying "need to know" activities and deadlines.  Communication is critical in today's world, more so than ever before.  This publication is designed to b

State Librarian Ann Joslin gives Keynote at ILA Region 4 Conference

photo of State Librarian Ann Joslin at ILA Region 4 conference

State Librarian Ann Joslin gave a well-received keynote address at the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Region 4 Spring Conference on April 15, 2016.

Talking Book Service in local news

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Karen Lehr, Anchor/Reporter for KIVI 6 On Your Side and KNIN Fox 9, came to Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on April 29 to do a story on our Talking Books Service and volunteer program. She interviewed ICfL's Volunteer Coordinator Sheila Winther and Regional Talking Book Librarian Sue Walker.