Blog posts in Continuing Ed

Idaho SWIM graduates featured in IMLS blog post

Read about activities of some of Idaho’s graduates of the SWIM (South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana) Regional Collaborative Library Education Project in a December 7 IMLS blog post at

Lead The Change! October 30 in Seattle

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Lead The Change!,  occurring October 30, 2012 in Seattle, is a library leadership development program that brings together library thought leaders to show participants how today’s top libraries are leading change and transforming their communities.

SWIM Students to Graduate

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by Shirley Biladeau

This summer is the culmination of two years of long days and nights for twenty Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students who participated in the University of North Texas SWIM Cohort. Two years ago these individuals from throughout Idaho began their journey toward achieving their goal of earning an MLIS.

SPLAT turns 6!

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By Shirley Biladeau

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Internet Filtering—Resources for Public Libraries

Beginning October 1, 2012, all public libraries receiving public money and governed by the provisions of Chapter 26 or Chapter 27 of Title 33 of Idaho Code will need to comply with Idaho Code 33-2741 regarding Internet Use Policies.

WESTPAS: Protecting Cultural Collections

Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

WESTPAS is once again offering their two-part workshop this spring.  Participants will learn about the various aspects of disaster planning and will start a disaster plan by the end of the second session. 

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Credible Connections - A Rousing Success!

This week saw the beginning of Credible Connections - a networking opportunity for all libraries and rave reviews are rolling in!  These 2-hour networking sesions in Mountain Home, Hailey, Burley, Twin Falls and Buhl enabled representatives from libraries, Department of Labor, Adult Basic Education, economic development groups and local interested community members to discover the vast array of resources and develop a connection for the next successful partnership to strengthen their communities.

New CIS log-in page

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The CIS (Idaho Career Information System) portal has a new look. The homepage now highlights additional resources that are available from the Idaho Department of Labor such as workshops, volunteer opportunities, apprenticeship opportunities, IdahoWorks job search, training programs, etc…

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Save the date: Credible Connections workshops

online @ your library announces late-winter workshops for all public libraries.

Credible Connections will be coming to a location near you in late January through mid-March 2012. This will be an opportunity for public libraries (staff and trustees) to connect with a wide range of other local and state agencies.