Blog posts in Continuing Ed

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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. 

ILA Annual Pre-Conferences 2013

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The 2013 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference will be held October 2–4, 2013 at the Nampa Civic Center in Nampa. The conference is a great way to attend relevant workshops and network with peers.

Pre-conferences on Wednesday, October 2, include:

Continuing Education opportunities

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ABLE (available now): The newly updated, online Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE) Program, provides basic library knowledge and skills for staff members who have no formal education in library science.

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!

EveryoneOn: promoting importance of digital literacy

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On Thursday, March 21, 2013 (3.21) a three-year national public service campaign promoting the importance of digital literacy skills called EveryoneOn will launch. The EveryoneOn goal is for all Americans to have access to free digital literacy training, online or in-person.

Upcoming CE opportunities

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By Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

Find more information on the following continuing education (CE) opportunities at

Financial aid for LSSC Program

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Application must be submitted by March 15, 2013

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Digital Literacy, LibGuides, and LiLI! Oh My!

The familiar digital literacy guides (, a source of information for workforce development, consumer finances, education, and digital literacy, have been transitioned to a new platform called Libguides. Find it at -- and subscribe via RSS to receive updates as new information and resources are added. The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to streamline access to these powerful online@your library resources for libraries and the residents of Idaho. Check it out today!

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    Technology and Time Management

    Using Technology for Time Management: Tools and Techniques for Library Staff and
    Team, an Infopeople online course, will be offered February 19 to March 18, 2013. Would you like to use your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to help you be more efficient? Technology is making time management even easier with the availability of free and low-cost tools for time tracking, task management, goal and priority setting, and team projects. If you are interested in taking this course and would like to access a seat sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries sponsored, read on.

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    Infopeople and Amigos

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries, through a grant from the Library and Services Technology Act, Institute of Museum and Library Services, is now providing access to Infopeople and Amigos courses for members of the Idaho Library Community.  Read further to find out how to qualify and access the courses: