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:

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Libraries Impacting Economic Development

At a recent event I had the chance to talk with a number of library staff about their role in economic development. Have you ever taken a few minutes to think about all the library does for the local economy? I want to share a few examples of this, but let’s do it with a quiz. How many of these questions can you answer with a “yes”?

Get to Know: NoveList Plus!

Whether your patron is looking for a fiction or a non-fiction reading recommendation, NoveList Plus is there for you.

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Funding for Broadband Construction Available

The mechanism to partially fund the construction costs of bringing broadband Internet service to school and public libraries in Idaho is in place – and could reduce libraries’ cost to zero.

Known as BIIG, the broadband infrastructure improvement grant fund, was passed by the Idaho State Legislature in 2016, as Title 33, Chapter 910.