Public Libraries: Recent Broadband Legislation and Funding

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The 2016 Idaho Legislature passed the Education Opportunity Resource (EOR) Act (SB 1334), which makes available state resources to support Idaho’s E-rate eligible entities—including public libraries. This support includes guidance on technical, E-rate, security, contracting, and procurement practices as w

TumbleBooks Service Continues

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Idaho Commission for Libraries is happy to announce that we have secured funding to extend the subscription to TumbleBooks™ talking picture books for all publicly-funded public libraries.

A Staff Development Tool

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by Shirley Biladeau continuing education consultant

FY15 Annual Public Library Statistics are Available

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The FY15 Idaho Public Library Statistics are available in Excel and PDF formats on the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) website at libraries.idaho.gov/stats.

Welcome to Jenner Flowers

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to welcome Jenner Flowers as our new technical records specialist. She will help ICfL comply with state records regulations and work with the state data coordinator to gather and compile data for the annual public library statistics.

Sue Walker Recognized at NFB Conference

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Idaho Commission for Libraries Talking Book Service consultant Sue Walker received the first “Jan and Harry Gawith Award” at the National Federation of the Blind’s Idaho state chapter meeting in April. Jan and Harry Gawith are long-time members and active supporters of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) at both the state and national levels.

ICfL Board Seeks Applicants from 2nd Congressional District

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Library Commissioners is seeking applicants for a term on the Board running through June 30, 2021. A resident from Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District is being sought. Deadline for application is June 27, 2016.

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College and Career Advising - New Developments

A new initiative mandated by the Idaho State Legislature during the 2016 legislative session is the support for expanded college and career advising in schools. While it focuses on the school districts, there are opportunities for public libraries to participate in the implementation of College and Career Advising.