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Preservation Workshop - WESTPAS

Register today for the two-part preservation workshop for all Idaho libraries, museums and cultural institutions provided by the Western States Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) this

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WESTPAS - Protecting Cultural Collections Workshop


The Western States Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) will be presenting a two-part preservation workshop for all Idaho libraries, museums and cultural institutions this summer in Boise at the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  Register today for this hands-on workshop -- take-aways include a pocket disaster response plan, a better understanding of disaster recovery resources available in your area, and a new appreciation for disaster preparedness.

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Social Media, Libraries and the Law

Mary Minow and Infopeople presented an informative hour-long webinar on the topic of Social Media,Libraries and the Law. Listen to the archive and access the resources. Mary provided many good tips along with a wealth of resources regarding social media and government, content, copyright and children's privacy. While you are there check out other archived webinars such as
  1. George and Joan on Conflict Resolution Techniques
  2. Project Management and Measuring Success for Digital Projects
  3. Teens, Tweens and Social Networking
  4. Introduction to Digital Storytelling: Everyone Has a Story to Tell
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LSSC Registration Assistance Awards for Idaho

LSSC Registration Assistance Awards will be granted to four (4) Idaho library support staff members who wish to become candidates for the Library Support Staff Certification, a program managed by the ALA-Allied Professional Association.  The Registration Assistance Awards ($175) will pay one-half of the candidate registration fee.  The LSSC program is funded by a grant to American Library Association from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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SWIM Scholarship Recipients Take on Leadership Roles!

Several Idaho scholarship recipients in the SWIM Cohort took up the reigns of leadership at the Southwest Idaho Library Association (SWILA) spring conference on February 9, 2011.

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Connecting to Collections Workshop

Staff from libraries of all sizes across Idaho are invited to the Connecting to Collections Workshop at Boise Public Library on November 19, 2010. This will be an opportunity for staff from Idaho libraries, museums, archives, and records offices to come together to discuss the issues surrounding the preservation of materials, disaster planning, and next steps in building the knowledge base on preservation topics. Please invite your colleagues from local museums, archives and records offices. Travel assistance is available, see website for details. Click on the following link for more information and registration --

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Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship Institute

This last week 18 Idaho public librarians attended a three day institute in Portland, Oregon, which focused on trends and issues of aging such as health, finance and economic security, spirituality, work and service.

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College of DuPage Series 2010-2011

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has subscribed to the 2010 College of DuPage Webinar Series - thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, Library Services Technology Act. All Idaho library staff are eligible to register for FREE.

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Collaborate to Succeed

Collaborate to Succeed is the presentation that Amy Vecchione and Memo Cordova, SPLAT members, presented at the Reference Renaissance Conference in Denver, Colorado on August 9. Thanks Memo and Amy for spreading the word about SPLAT -- Check out their slides.

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"Transforming Life After 50" Fellows Announced

The response from Idaho to the IMLS Western Regional Fellowship, Transforming Life After 50 has been tremendous. Librarians from Hayden in the north to Marsing in the southwest to Chubbuck in the eastern part of the state applied, and all 18 of our Idaho applicants were accepted into the fellowship.