Summary of 2017 Public Library Directors' Summit

The 2017 Public Library Directors' Summit was held on March 2 and 3 at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Fifty-one public library directors gathered for two days of focusing on re-thinking libraries and connecting with current library trends. Phil Eastman, Leadership Advisors, Inc., served as facilitator as well as led a discussion on leadership-driven strategic planning.

August 2017 - Trustee Connections Events

The Idaho Commission for Libraries will host Trustee Connections events for public library directors and trustees during the week of August 7 at four sites throughout the state of Idaho: Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Middleton Public Library, Twin Falls Public Library and Madison Library District in Rexburg.

ICfL offers grants for STEM summer learning-2017

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is happy to annouce a new grant opportunity for STEM learning this summer. 

National Library Week Is Here! Don't Forget Your Snapshot Day.

Idaho Snapshot Day 2017

National Library Week is April 9 - 15, 2017. First observed in 1958, National Library Week is a campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. Each April, the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians are celebrated and library use is promoted. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic, and special -- participate.

Happy 10th Birthday - SPLAT!

Happy Birthday to the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT)! This summer marks the tenth year that the Idaho Commission for Libraries-sponsored group has been working throughout the Idaho library community.

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Registration for Summer Summit 2017 for School Librarians is now open!

Idaho School Librarians:  This year's Summer Summit for School Librarians will be July 18th-20th at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center in Fort Hall, outside Pocatello.  This 3-day summit is open to any school librarian from a publicly funded Idaho school.  Our guest speaker this year is Nikki D.

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ICfL Hiring Continuing Education Library Consultant for Boise Office

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Continuing Education Consultant, to be based in its Boise, Idaho office. For information about the position and to apply, please visit:

Get to Know: Explora for Public Libraries

Take some time this month to Get To Know Explora for Public Libraries.  The LiLI installation of Explora is designed to be our one-stop-shop for database searching. That is to say, every database we CAN link to it, IS linked to it. So you won't be able to search all our databases at one time, but you can search most of them.

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ICfL Hiring Library Consultant for Northern Idaho Field Office

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Library Consultant, to be based in its northern Idaho field office. For more information about the position and to apply, please visit: