Calls for Library Nominations

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2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service—all library types
Nomination deadline: October 15, 2014

Important LiLI Database Notices

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By Gina A. Persichini, technology and access services consultant

A few changes at LiLI.org:
1.   Please welcome LiLI to LiLI.org. The LiLI “Guide Me” option is now available on the main site. LiLI is there to guide newcomers to a good place to start based on their information needs or task at hand.

Interlibrary Loan–A Few Tips to Save a Few Dollars

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By Gina A. Persichini, technology and access services consultant
With the migration to the new OCLC WorldShare ILL platform complete, it’s a good time for some interlibrary loan (ILL) tips. And, who doesn’t love reminders for saving money?

Idaho State Historical Society seeks input for expanded State Historical Museum

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The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is expanding the Idaho State Historical Museum and developing world-class exhibits to inspire and invite exploration and discussion of Idaho's past, present, and future. ISHS needs statewide input now as they develop the museum. 

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Developing Volunteer Management Skills

If you need support as a volunteer coordinator, are considering creating a volunteer program in your library, or want to take your volunteer program to the next level, joining an organization especially for volunteer managers might be the answer.  Volunteer managers realize the important role they play in helping their organization meet its mission.  Participating in a volun

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MySocialSecurity

ICfL is partnering with the Social Security Administration to help Idahoans keep abreast of their Social Security benefits.

Registration open for LinkIDAHO Broadband Summit

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Registration is open for the LinkIDAHO Broadband Summit—August 19, 2014—put on by the Idaho Rural Partnership and the State of Idaho.

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Maker Programs for Adults!

Advocating for hands-on adult programming may be summed up by the following note left on a program evaluation sheet by a customer…

ALA's Dr. Barbara Stripling at Idaho's Summer Summit

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American Library Association Immediate Past-President Dr. Barbara Stripling was the opening speaker for the Idaho Commission for Libraries' “Summer Summit 2014” (July 15-17) for new Idaho school librarians. Dr. Stripling believes that librarians are in a perfect position to “lead from the middle,” as they have sight of the entire school.

Measure your public library's Internet speeds: August 1 deadline

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As part of its E-rate Program modernization effort, the Federal Communications Commission is gathering a range of data to better understand library and school broadband needs. The quality of broadband access inside library and school buildings is a leading concern that demands attention.