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Summer Reading "Youth Explorer Passes" from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation available now

We are happy to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

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Register for Summer Summit 2018 for School Librarians!

There is plenty of room on the waiting list for school librarians who are interested in attending Summer Summit 2018!  This year's Summit will be held in Boise on July 17, 18, & 19 at the Riverside Hotel.  We are pleased to we

Governor proclaimed April 8 - 14 to be Idaho Library Week

Governor Otter issues proclamation for Idaho Library Week.

A group of librarians were in the house . . . the Statehouse, that is. On April 11, Governor Otter proclaimed the week of April 8 - 14, 2018 to be Idaho Library Week. The text of the proclamation is here.

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Changes to Idaho's Open Meetings Law: An Opportunity to Try Something New

Effective July 1, 2018, Idaho's Open Meetings Law (chapter 2, title 74, Idaho Code) will contain two additional requirements for public library board meeting agendas.

First, in addition to posting requirements for meeting agendas, meeting notice and agenda notice must also be posted electronically, if the library board has an online presence.

Library Week and Snapshot Day

Snapshot Day 2018

During National Library Week, which is April 8 - 14, 2018, libraries select one day that best represents their activities to document all of the happenings.

Called Snapshot Day, the event is designed to capture the impact libraries have on their communities during a typical day.

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Federal Funding for IMLS Approved by Congress for FY2018

You don’t read this every day -- there was great news out of Washington D.C. last week!

Study reveals voter perceptions of libraries

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OCLC, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division partnered to investigate current perceptions and support among US voters and how they may have shifted since 2008 when OCLC published From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America, a national study of the awareness, attitudes, and underlying motivations among US voters for supportin

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AASL National School Library Standards: Domains and Competencies

In February, we discussed the Shared Foundations (Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage)AASL Infographic and their Accompanying Key Commitments.  This month, we'll cover the next level of detail in