ICfL Professional Opportunity: Public Library Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has an opening for a Public Library Consultant in our Eastern Field Office.

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"Get Caught Reading" Contest Winners

In the May issue of The Scoop we celebrated Get Caught Reading Month by asking Idaho library staff to submit the titles they were "caught" reading or listening to in May. We drew three names from those submissions to receive a prize. Congratulations to the following folks:

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Idaho's Winners for Library of Congress & Center for the Book Letters About Literacy Contest!

Idaho's winners for the 2013-2014 Letters About Literature Contest have been awarded at school assemblies and celebrations all over Idaho!  Check out the full list of Idaho's winners and mark your calendar for next year's entry deadlines.

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Skilled volunteer told our story

Do you need to find a newspaper article from 1945 about your grandfather’s return from World War II? We can do that. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your house? Let us show you where to start. You want to know when Tommy Lasorda coached Pocatello’s baseball team? Here’s our binder of local VIPs. How did the library begin and how did we get to where we are today?

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Board of Library Commissioners - Meeting Notice

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. MDT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.

Copies of agenda items are available from the office of the State Librarian or http://libraries.idaho.gov/boarddoc.

    Legislation – 2014 Session Recap

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    by Jan Wall, northern Idaho field consultant

    Bills introduced during the 2014 Legislature that are of most immediate interest to the Idaho library community include the following:

    Summer Learning Loss: Spread the Word

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    by Staci Shaw, reading programs coordinator

    Library News From Around the State

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    Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries. Do you have news about your library that you’d like to share in an upcoming Nexus e-newsletter? Please let Teresa Lipus know at teresa.lipus@libraries.idaho.gov.

    Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2014 Results

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    In April 2014 during National Library Week, 38 Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities. Participants included:
    • 28 public library locations      
    • 8 school libraries

    Idaho Bandwidth Assessment Tool is Available

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    Ever wonder how much bandwidth you actually need? LinkIDAHO recently introduced the Idaho Bandwidth Assessment Tool (BAT) to answer that question.