Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) begins the new year with a new web developer, welcoming Edgar Correa in early January. Correa, who graduated from Nampa High and attended Boise State University, has been in the web development world since 2001 when he joined HP as a contractor doing web support for a group of internal and external websites.
The Edge Initiative—created with the vision that all people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information and technology services provided by public libraries—was developed and tested over several years by a national coalition of leading
On March 21, 2013 a three-year national public service campaign called EveryoneOn was launched. This campaign is run by the non-profit Connect2Compete (C2C), and is designed to promote the importance and value of digital literacy. Studies show that over 60 million Americans don’t use the Internet at all.
Thanks to the commitment of 41 Idaho libraries, the current LearningExpress Library (LEL) subscription is in place through June 30, 2014. The Governor has recommended ongoing funding for the LEL statewide license.
The Commission's pilot project to implement makerspaces in public libraries across Idaho had a successful and exciting first year.
In 2010, four states—South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM)—collaborated to provide education scholarships for librarians and library media specialists to work in the region’s rural communities through the SWIM Regional Collaborative Library Education Project.
If you have a Boys and Girls Club in your area, you might consider applying for this program.
ICfL will work with 3-4 public libraries to replicate the pilot program that was tested in Ada County in 2012.
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to minimize summer learning loss, especially among disadvantaged or underserved children.
Open enrollment to apply for insurance in Idaho is open until March 31, 2014.
Public library staff who are active in Read to Me outreach efforts are encouraged to attend this year’s Read to Me meeting in Boise on March 6-7. Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant, will be one of the guest presenters at the meeting. She will be talking about the new version of Every Child Ready to Read and ways to share that information with parents in your libraries.
Looking for a new way to earn money for your library? Then get ready for the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program!