Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
Congratulations to ICfL Consultant Kevin Tomlinson, who was recently elected to the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Board of Directors! Kevin will begin his new position at ARSL’s annual conference in Tacoma, Washington in September.
Other newly elected board members include:
The Idaho Commission for Libraries has an opening for a Public Library Consultant in our Eastern Field Office.
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:
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.
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?
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.
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:
by Staci Shaw, reading programs coordinator
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