Leadership Training Needs Assessment Summit

Summit participants match target audiences and unmet training needs

by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

Idaho Core Standards Information

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During the April Info2Go! webinar, Melissa McGrath, Idaho State Department of Education, provided an informative presentation on the Idaho Core Standards and the many resources available to libraries and parents.

Idaho Winners of Letters About Literature 2014

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce the Idaho winners of the 2014 “Letters About Literature” contest. Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion coordinated and funded by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

New LiLI.org Databases

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Beginning July 1, 2014, the LiLI Databases – available at LiLI.org – will include new content from Ebscohost. The two new databases to be added are:

Outside the Lines Week

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Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration—September 14–20, 2014—demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, a school library or a public library, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that:

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Free Audio Books are Available Through SYNC

This week kicks off summer reading SYNC-style!  Every week from May 15th through August 20th, SYNC makes two YA audio books available for download.  A current title is paired with a classic title, and can be easily downloaded through Overdrive.  This week's time travel themed pair is WARP: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer and The Time Machine by H.G.

ICfL Continuing Education Grants: What’s New?

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By Shirley Biladeau, ICfL Continuing Education Consultant

The Power of Appreciation

Eight years ago, our library district had piles of returned books and movies to deal with

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Webinar on Common Core from AASL, ALSC & YALSA

*The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Task Force on the Common Core is presenting a webinar next Thursday afternoon, "The Common Core and the Public Librarian: Reaching Patrons and Students." This webinar is free of charge and takes place Thursday, May 8 at 3:00 PDT/ 4:00 MDT.