Training for Youth Services staff; Sept. 13, 2016

Read to Me

Idaho library staff are invited to attend a day of free training hosted by ICfL’s Read to Me program and the Meridian Library District on September 13, 2016.

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Notice of Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. MDT at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702, in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.

ICfL Board Library Tour

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The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners visited seven libraries in southeast Idaho in April. The Board tours libraries annually, choosing a different area of the state each year.

Library News From Around the State

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Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries.

Bruneau Valley District Library welcomed new director Michelle Ward in mid-June.

Public Libraries: Recent Broadband Legislation and Funding

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The 2016 Idaho Legislature passed the Education Opportunity Resource (EOR) Act (SB 1334), which makes available state resources to support Idaho’s E-rate eligible entities—including public libraries. This support includes guidance on technical, E-rate, security, contracting, and procurement practices as w

TumbleBooks Service Continues

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Idaho Commission for Libraries is happy to announce that we have secured funding to extend the subscription to TumbleBooks™ talking picture books for all publicly-funded public libraries.

A Staff Development Tool

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by Shirley Biladeau continuing education consultant

FY15 Annual Public Library Statistics are Available

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The FY15 Idaho Public Library Statistics are available in Excel and PDF formats on the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) website at libraries.idaho.gov/stats.

Welcome to Jenner Flowers

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to welcome Jenner Flowers as our new technical records specialist. She will help ICfL comply with state records regulations and work with the state data coordinator to gather and compile data for the annual public library statistics.