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Want to be Indispensable?

The American Library Association is offering up an eCourse for School Librarians called Being Indispensable: A School Librarian's Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job presented by Hilda Weisbury.  It is a six week course that runs from November 4th - December 13th, 2013 and costs $195.  For more information, go to the ALA store.

    Elementary school library opportunities

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    By Stephanie Bailey-White, networking consultant

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has opportunities for elementary school library staff that we wanted to make sure you knew about.

    New school library consultant

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    The Idaho Commission for Libraries is thrilled to welcome Jeannie Standal as our new school library consultant. After earning a Master of Library Science from East Carolina University, Standal became the media coordinator for a middle school of 800 students in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

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    Professional Development Opportunity for Library Paraprofessionals

    Not ready for an MLS, but want to sharpen your skills and enhance your resume?  The American Library Association's Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will be offering a series of three webinars about its LSSC program.   The webinars are free, but the program

    Summer Summit Focuses on Elementary School Staff

    Registration is now open for the Elementary School Library
    Summer Summit, sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me
    program. The summit will be held July 16-18, 2013 at the Boise Nazareth Retreat's picture

    Schools can now order CSLP materials from Upstart

    The CSLP is proud to announce a new partnership opportunity!  In response to members' feedback that there is a need to allow school and non-profit partners the opportunity to purchase materials to help promote the library's summer reading program, a limited selection will now be available for orders.  Attached please find the 2013 School/Non-profit Partner catalog.  Partners may call, fax or mail their orders in to Highsmith/Upstart; they will not be able to place the order online.

    Using technology integration to support learning

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    With the recent adoption of the new Idaho Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and with research and media skills embedded into the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, it is apparent that technology plays a vital supporting role in Idaho education.