New: Listserv for Trustees: TruIdaho

TruIdaho is brought to you by the Idaho Library Association

TruIdaho is an e-mail discussion list for the trustees of Idaho's public libraries.  Membership is not limited to trustees, Idaho residents, or ILA members, but the list will be of greatest interest and value to those who are serving as library trustees in Idaho.  TruIdaho is provided by the Idaho Library Association (ILA).  ILA welcomes respectful discussion of professional issu

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Meeting Notice - Board of Library Commissioners

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. MT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.

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ICfL and IDPR Team Up to Offer Free Parks Passes for Summer Reading

We are excited to announce that ICfL is once again partnering with
the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) to offer free state
park passes to Idaho libraries hosting summer reading programs.

Get to Know LiLI-D: LearningExpress Library

Spend time this February getting to know LearningExpress Library.

LearningExpress has a comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building resources, and career tools. Users love it for

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Who Is Responsible for Those Who Cannot Be Responsible for Themselves at the Library?

Public libraries endeavor to create a welcoming and safe environment for all.  In order to lay the groundwork for this atmosphere, most libraries have rules of conduct or an acceptable behavior policy.  These policies often do not take into account the fact that the responsibility for the care, safety, and behavior of children and vulnerable adults using the library rests with the par

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Continuing Education Grant Opportunities

The Idaho Career & Technical Education (ICTE) will be soliciting applications for federal grants for the purpose of providing adult education and literacy activities.

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Who's Up for a Challenge?

Happy New Year to all!  Whether it is super snowy, super cold, or both in your neck of the woods, January is a great time for curling up with a good book for educators and students alike. Looking for ideas for titles or themes to support your student and staff reading habits? Maybe a reading challenge would fit the bill!

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Make It at your library application process is now open

Does your library need some cool robots? Do you want to learn how to start a coding program? Interested in incorporating low cost maker activities into your already existing programs? 

Get to Know LiLI-D: Explora (Primary & Secondary)

There are so many LiLI Databases, it's hard to know them all. So get to know them one (or two) at a time. For January, take a look at the Explora Primary and Explora Secondary Databases.

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ICfL's Budget Enhancement Requests for FY2018

The Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICfL) budget enhancement requests (for new funding) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 concern the Talking Book Service and the emerging technologies and maker initiatives.