Blog posts in Continuing Ed

Upcoming Leadership Development Opportunities

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce two leadership development opportunities that will be available for staff working in publicly-funded libraries in Idaho. This is part of the Library Leadership Advisory Committee initiative that has developed since the April 2014 Leadership Training Needs Assessment Summit.

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Leadership Accelerator Workshop

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The Library Leadership Advisory Committee (LiLAC), a collaborative effort between the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association, announces the Leadership Accelerator Workshop, presented by Phil Eastman of Leadership Advisors Group. This will be a full day pre-conference (September 30) before the annual Fall Meeting of the Idaho Library Association to be held at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho (October 1 and 2).

SPLAT Corner

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The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) acts in the "crow's nest" capacity, searching for innovation, proposing and leading experiments and pilot projects, and discovering new opportunities. SPLAT members pledge to build their own expertise in innovative practices and  share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues in the Idaho library community.

Shirley Biladeau receives ILA Special Services to Libraries Award

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Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries' continuing education consultant, has received the Idaho Library Association's Special Services to Libraries Award, "in recognition for exceptional performance while serving Idaho libraries." At the ILA Annual Conference Awards Banquet on October 2, 2014, Shirley was recognized for her continued dedication to professional development, as wel

Leadership Training Needs Assessment Summit

Summit participants match target audiences and unmet training needs

by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

Idaho Core Standards Information

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During the April Info2Go! webinar, Melissa McGrath, Idaho State Department of Education, provided an informative presentation on the Idaho Core Standards and the many resources available to libraries and parents.

ICfL Continuing Education Grants: What’s New?

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By Shirley Biladeau, ICfL Continuing Education Consultant

SWIM Graduates: Where are they now? Part 2

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In the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of the Nexus e-newsletter we followed up with several graduates of the South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM) Regional Collaborative Library Education Project, which was funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Following are stories from some of the other SWIM graduates.

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Community Awareness -- Free Content

All librarians are encouraged to use and repurpose the articles on ALA's public awareness website, www.atyourlibrary.org, to highlight the resources available every day at libraries.  All the information is available under a Creative Commons license that allows libraries to repurpose content in either an online or offline format, with proper crediting to atyourlibrary.org.   So w