Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
Idaho Code 33-2741, regarding public libraries and Internet use, has received media attention recently, both in-state and nationally.
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.
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
The Pat Carterette Star Award
Last week WebJunction recognized Shirley Biladeau, Continuing Education (CE) Consultant at Idaho Commission for Libraries, with the Pat Carterette Star Award.
A comprehensive program evaluation of Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICFL) Read to Me First Book program was conducted by Boise State University Literacy Professor Dr. Roger Stewart. Dr. Stewart has been collecting data regarding the First Book program and other Read to Me early literacy programs for three years; he has compiled his findings in annual reports for 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Summer Reading Program manuals have been shipped out to every publicly-funded public library in Idaho. Manuals are addressed to the library in general and not a specific person, so please keep an eye out and give your mail processing person a heads-up.
BTOP Kick-offs at Connectivity Libraries
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and to help promote the Diabetes Resource Guide for Idahoans, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is once again offering FREE bookmarks to Idaho Public Libraries to distribute to their library users.
Idaho Power is offering Powering Tomorrow Grants to recognize organizations that work to further educational excellence in unique ways. Libraries and other educators can tell their education story at www.facebook.com/idahopower by Jan.31, 2012 and their organization could be the recipient of a grant.