Teresa.Lipus's picture

Internet filtering—resources for public libraries

Beginning October 1, 2012, all public libraries receiving public money and governed by the provisions of Chapter 26 or Chapter 27 of Title 33 of Idaho Code will need to comply with Idaho Code 33-2741 regarding Internet Use Policies. 

Talking Book Service campaign

Never Stop Reading logo

The Commission’s “Never Stop Reading” campaign to promote the Talking Book Service (TBS), began in October and will run through June 2012. This statewide outreach, intended to provide information about TBS to potential users and their family and friends, features a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) that focuses on the variety of titles available to TBS users.

ICfL Board of Commissioners tours Idaho libraries

photo of ICfl Board tour

Idaho Board of Library Commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, October 14, 2011 in American Falls after touring the Idaho State University library and the Century High School library in Pocatello—as well as public libraries in McCammon, Lava Hot Springs, Soda Springs, and Malad—on Thursday.

Idaho Library Association Awards

photo of ILA Award winners

photo of Scholarship winnersCongratulations to the following people, who were recognized at the October 6, 2011 Idaho Library Association’s Annual Conference Awards Banquet and Ceremony for their contributions to Idaho libraries.

Library news from around the state

Whitney Elementary School

Clark County District Library in Dubois welcomed new director Brenda Laird this fall. 

Jump Start program gets the word out

Jump Start logo

 The Jump Start program encourages parents of children registering for kindergarten to “Get a Jump Start on Reading @ Your Library.” Participating libraries visit local elementary schools where they provide early literacy packets to parents and a free copy of Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come! by Nancy Carlson to each child during kindergarten registration.

Weippe Public Library awarded 2011 National Medal of Museum and Library Services

photo of Weippe Public Library

Weippe Public Library, part of the Clearwater County Free Library District, has been awarded the 2011 National Medal of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for exemplary museum and library community service.

Teresa.Lipus's picture

Public libraries and Internet filtering in the news

Idaho Code 33-2741, regarding public libraries and Internet use, has received media attention recently, both in-state and nationally.

Shirley Biladeau's picture

Training Resources

I attended Training Program Curricula' on Public Access Technology Community webinar today ~ which I found very informative. Club Digital, TEAL and DigitalLiteracy.gov are three resources I would encourage all Idaho libraries to review and and use as training tools, either for staff or for patrons.

Sarah.Chase's picture

Books to Action...Learn, Talk, Do

One of the most exciting programs I learned about during the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship (TLA50) was a partnership between Multnomah County Library http://www.multcolib.org/  and Hands on Greater Portland http://www.handsonportland.org/ called Books to Action.   Community members read