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Just discovered this website -- a great compilation of many web tools -- a wonderful follow-up to SPLAT 101

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WebJunction Idaho Courses

Have you taken advantage of the WebJunction Idaho Courses? Here is why you should:
1. They are free to affiliated WJ Idaho members (anyone working in or with an Idaho library [public, school, special, other] is eligible).
2. They provide a wealth of training in all skills areas for anyone who is working in a library.
3. They are free.
4. It is a great way to access content and learn.

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Free Courses

This 8 minute video clip takes all the fear out of using the WebJunction online courses. If you have not taken advantage of the free courses as an affiliated member of WebJunction Idaho, make some time to do so!

2010 LSTA Grant Allocation Plan

Sonja Hudson, Grants Contracts Officer

The FY 2010 Library Services and Technology Act.(LSTA) Allocation Plan is posted on this website under Funding. This document is a brief overview of Idaho's LSTA grant programs and the Eligibility Checklist provides information for potential applicant libraries to verify their eligibility to apply.

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Career Information System / Idaho Works

The Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Department of Labor are collaborating to bring Idaho public libraries access to Career Information Systems database.

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Gale ebooks online training

Cengage Learning (also known as Gale) will be providing one hour online training sessions for the Idaho library community during June and July.


  • JUNE 12, 2009 11:00 AM (MOUNTAIN TIME)
  • JUNE 24, 2009 1:00 PM (MOUNTAIN TIME)
  • JULY 2, 2009 9:00 AM (MOUNTAIN TIME)
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Leadership 2.0

Today with the buzz of Web 2.0 and everything else 2.0 , Michael Hyatt has a great post on Leadership 2.0. I love the way he uses the words embrace, demonstrate, celebrate, employ, practice, and build in terms of leadership!

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Preservation Workshop This Summer and Fall

Western States Preservation Assistance Service is once again collaborating with the Idaho Commission for Libraries to present a two-part workshop on disaster planning and preservation for libraries and archives in Idaho. Dates are August 5 and September 18 and the workshop location will be the Idaho Commission for Libraries in Boise.

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Libraries as Learning Organizations

WebJunction is hosting a Libraries as Learning Organization Webinar on May 26, 2009. If you are interested in more information about this concept, register for this webinar at

A great opportunity to discover how libraries are using this concept to enhance their flexibility in this time of change.

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    Library Science Courses in Idaho

    If you are interested for Library Science courses for paraprofessionals, don't forget the online program through the College of Southern Idaho. CSI offers an Associate degree, built around the core of Introduction to Library Science, Reference, Cataloging, and Library Technology. You can see the curriculum and course descriptions at