Blog posts in Continuing Ed

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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.

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Training Resources

I attended Training Program Curricula' on Public Access Technology Community webinar today ~ which I found very informative. Club Digital, TEAL and are three resources I would encourage all Idaho libraries to review and and use as training tools, either for staff or for patrons.

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Did You Know!? 6

Library Conferences is a list of annual meetings/conferences that you might consider as part of your continuing education plan. As a Idaho library employee you may be eligible to apply for LSTA grant funds to assist in your attendance at a national or regional conference.

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Did You Know!? 4

Did you know competencies as related to library jobs have been compiled by several entities -- these lists are available at  What is a competency? That is the skill and/or knowledge needed to successfully complete the workflow of an individual position.

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Did You Know!? 3

Did you know that ICfL provides a wealth of professional development opportunities for Idaho library staff?  Regardless of your learning goals -- there is something for you.  Don't know where to start?  Take a look at the CE Guide for tips on where to start depending on your current level of expertise!

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Did You Know!? 2

Alternative Basic Library Education is a series of 12 online, self-directed courses that cover Collection Development, Technical Services, and Public Services.  This is perfect for anyone who is even remotely interested in entering the world of librarianship!  Designed to meet the information needs of individuals who h

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Did You Know!?

A recent event prompted me to prepare a summary of "some" of the continuing education activities that the Idaho Commission for Libraries provides.  In turn, this led me to start this post.  Rather than overwhelm you with the myriad of continuing education resources available, I thought that each week, I will do a "Did You Know!?" blog post.  So here goes ..  The Idaho Commis

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Fast Forward To the Future!

Free Workshop on October 5 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Boise Centre - provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  This is one of three preconferences prior to the Idaho Library Association Annual meeting in Boise.

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Transforming Life After 50 Fellows Complete Studies

Congratulations to the 16 individuals from Idaho libraries who completed a year-long fellowship focusing on libraries services for midlife adults ages 50+, along with 74 Fellows from 11 other states.   The Fellowship began with a 3-day Institute in Portland last September.  During the past 9 months the Fellows focused on community assessment, prog

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LSSC Registration Assistance Award

Six library staff members from around the state received the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Registration Assistance Award.