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2011 Teens and Technology Summary Report

What a great Teens and Technology course we had this year! Sue and I enjoyed traveling around Idaho for the regional workshops, working with local mentors, and meeting dedicated and talented library staff. Here is a snapshot of some of the data and information that was collected through evaluations and surveys.

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Educational Toolkit for Spanish- Speaking Families released

From the National Center for Family Literacy's "Literacy Now" blog:

Improving literacy among Hispanics is key to 2020 goal

June 15th, 2011

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WESTPAS - Protecting Cultural Collections Workshop


The Western States Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) will be presenting a two-part preservation workshop for all Idaho libraries, museums and cultural institutions this summer in Boise at the Idaho Commission for Libraries.  Register today for this hands-on workshop -- take-aways include a pocket disaster response plan, a better understanding of disaster recovery resources available in your area, and a new appreciation for disaster preparedness.

SAVE THE DATE - ILA Annual Conference, October 5 - 7, 2011

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 Start getting ready to "Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause, and Unwind" at this year's Idaho Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held in Boise, October 5 - 7, 2011.

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Weathering Technology Challenges

I liked this article on the challenges facing librarians due to ever evolving technology.  Love the title of a recent presentation he did called "When Did I Become Tech Support?: Shepherd in the Rural Digital Wilderness."

In a TechSoup for Libraries blog Jim Boyd writes:

Día celebrations reach record numbers in 2011

Libraries across Idaho hosted Día events this year and by all accounts they had a great time. Pictures poured in and I was only able to use a small sample of images submitted. You can read all about the celebrations and see more pictures on the ICfL website here.

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Facebook for Libraries

David Lee King wrote a great article for American Libraries called Facebook for Libraries. This is a "soup to nuts" article that discusses why Facebook is a great tool for libraries, how to set up a page and how to administer content.

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529 College Savings Plan

The Idaho State Treasurer's Office and the Idaho Office of the Attorney General are promoting the “529 College Savings Plan” and “529 College Savings Day Drawing.”

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Idaho Board of Library Commissioner's Meeting

A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. MDT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.

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ICfL Seeking Quotes for Auto Repair and Readers Advisory Online Resources

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is inviting quotations for an Auto Repair online reference tool and a Readers Advisory online reference tool.   Both Requests for Quotes can be accessed in the Idaho Procurement system at