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Celebrate Banned Books Week

September 22 - September 28, 2013 is Banned Books Week!  Exercise your fREADom by reading a banned book this week.  For more details and lists of banned books visit the website for ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom.

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    September 17 is Constitution Day!

    226 years ago today the Constitution of the United States of America was signed.  The Constitution Center in Philadelphia can help you celebrate this important day for We the People by providing videos and other resources for your lessons during Constitution Week.  Check it out at http://constitu

    Updated School Libraries Webpages

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    by Jeannie Standal, school library consultant

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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