Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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In May 2010, Idaho libraries began loaning Energy Efficiency Kit as part of a statewide program funded by Idaho Power Company, Avista Utilities, and Rocky Mountain Power. 245 kits were put into circulation. In the first year of the program, kits were checked out by library customers 1,139 times.
Since arriving at the Commission in late May to assume field consultant responsibilities for southwest and south central public libraries, Kevin Tomlinson has been visiting libraries, meeting people, and participating in meetings—taking in as much as he can about the Idaho library community.
So far in Wave 1 of 2011 E-Rate funding, 57 public libraries have received funding commitments. Most schools or libraries have more than one funding request. There is a separate funding request for each vendor and, depending on the service (e.g., telecommunications or Internet), a library may have two or more funding requests for the same vendor.
We are almost halfway through the “online @ your library” Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant period.
The Commission is pleased to announce that two more databases have been added to the suite of resources available through the LiLI Database. With the addition of a readers advisory service and an auto repair resource, the following LiLI Database resources are available as of July 1, 2011 through the LiLI Portal and Idaho's publicly funded libraries:
The Idaho Commission for Libraries annually releases Idaho Library Statistics, a compilation of statistical data from all Idaho public libraries and publicly funded school libraries. ICfL encourages all Idaho libraries to participate in these annual surveys.
The Idaho Humanities Council and the Idaho Commission for Libraries have been bringing Let’s Talk About It (LTAI) reading and discussion programs to communities in Idaho for 25 years. The addition of a program speaker makes this project different from a traditional book discussion program.
Ada Community Library—Lake Hazel Branch
ICfL’s Read to Me team has been working on plans for this year’s fall youth services workshop.
Congratulations to the 16 individuals from Idaho libraries who completed a year-long fellowship focusing on libraries services for midlife adults ages 50+, along with 74 Fellows from 11 other states. The Fellowship began with a 3-day Institute in Portland last September. During the past 9 months the Fellows focused on community assessment, prog