Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Ah, Spring! The sun is shining (sometimes), the wind is blowing (always), and bulbs are sending up early blooms that assure us that winter is almost over. Gardeners are itching to get going. So, while pulling all those winter weeds out of the vegetable patch, it is a good time to consider weeding the library collection, too.
Applications are currently open for the 2015-2016 School Library Access Mini-Grants, due by May 6, 2015. These school library grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are aimed at addressing acces to print in the home for our earliest readers (pre-K through 1st grade).
Baxter Q. Andrews joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries staff in December as our Technical Records Specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, 15 years of experience as a paralegal, and a wide-ranging background in data gathering and record keeping.
by Ann Nichols, Director, EBCL
Last October, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries released a report stemming from work done over the last year, including conversations and explorations with Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) members.
The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) acts in the "crow's nest" capacity, searching for innovation, proposing and leading experiments and pilot projects, and discovering new opportunities. SPLAT members pledge to build their own expertise in innovative practices and share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues in the Idaho library community.
Idaho's Make It at the Library program through Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) continues to garner regional, state, and national attention.