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New Databases

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Beginning July 1, 2014, the LiLI Databases – available at – will include new content from Ebscohost. The two new databases to be added are:

LearningExpress Library 3.0 and GED® Content Now Available

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Thanks to the commitment of 41 Idaho libraries, the current LearningExpress Library (LEL) subscription is in place through June 30, 2014. The Governor has recommended ongoing funding for the LEL statewide license.

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LearningExpress Library - An Uncertain Future for Access in Idaho

Since 2010, as part of the “online @ your library” program of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idahoans have been using LearningExpress Library (LEL) online learning center to improve scores on college entrance exams, prepare for the GED, and learn how to use popular software.  The service can be accessed for free by any Idaho resident along with other Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) dat

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LearningExpress Library 3.0 - Upcoming Changes

Some news about upcoming changes to LearningExpress Library:

LearningExpress has introduced LearningExpress Library 3.0, which will include a number of improvements for the end user experience. We had hoped to move to the new service after the current academic year is complete, but some new information has resulted in a new timeline.

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Learn. Lead. Inspire. Idaho's First Library Unconference

What is an unconference?  Well, if you go to a conference and find yourself wishing that you could continue the conversation in the hallway rather than attend the next session, this might be for you.  An unconference takes those hallway conversations with like minded people about the topics that are important to you and makes them the topics of the sessions. 

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LearningExpress Library - Contract Extended

The subscription to LearningExpress Library (LEL) has been extended through June 30, 2014.  The library community pulled together to keep this valuable tool available to Idahoans through the remainder of the fiscal year when we were in danger of losing access.  Please thank the organizations listed below for the continued access to LEL. Site Redesign

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The new and improved site at is now available! Check out the following highlights:
•   Combines Idaho Commission for Libraries services (LiLI Databases, online @ your library resources, Mid-life Adults, DayByDayIdaho, etc.) in one site with a streamlined organization.

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OCLC Interlibrary Loan System Migration Information

The OCLC interlibrary loan system is changing with a whole new interface called OCLC WorldShare ILL.  ALL libraries with OCLC accounts will need to complete the steps below as a part of the migration to the new system... even if you haven't used OCLC for months, you need to do the steps below. site redesign

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