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Additional GrandCentral Skins Added

Two new Skins are now available (part of the GrandCentral theme) to all e-Branch in a Box participating sites:

Summer Fun Skin

Western Shed Skin

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Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM PDT. The meeting will be held at the Hayden Branch of the Kootenai-Shoshone Area Libraries, 8385 N. Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835.

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E-rate: SLD website unavailable until September 14

It certainly seems the season for construction - both real and virtual! The SLD website will be down for an upgrade until 6 a.m. PDT or 7 a.m. MDT on Monday, September 14.

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E-rate: New vendor for internet

You may be aware that legislation was passed that created the Idaho Education Network*. Public libraries are included in this legislation. What this means, in a practical sense, is that the State of Idaho is committed to a build-out of bandwidth that is necessary to provide educational opportunities to schools and other entities such as public libraries.

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Using Online Educational Opportunities

Just a reminder that the Idaho Commission for Libraries offers a multitude of online learning opportunities. I would encourage you to go to the new and improved ICFL Continuing Education web page. I have tried to accommodate mulitple learning styles, so hopefully you will find it useful!

Read Long & Prosper (for teens)


I’m pleased to announce “Read Long & Prosper” is the winning slogan for key-chain id wallets. Thanks to all 37 folks who voted. Here’s the breakdown—Read Long & Prosper, 16; Library: The Final Frontier, 7; Book-Obsessed, 5; and Need to Read, 9.

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What's your learning style? And why is that important to know?

The second conference in the Libraries = Learning Organizations' series focused on learning styles. The buzz is online learning. But this may not be the best way for you to learn.

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Cataloging & ILL Training for OCLC Users

ICFL is providing cataloging and ILL training for any library staff that use OCLC's CatExpress or ILL tools. This training is ideal as a refresher or for new staff who have never used the tools before.

3 workshops are being offered covering topics of Searching WorldCat, Using CatExpress for Copy Cataloging, and introduction to OCLC's Interlibrary Loan (WorldCat Resource Sharing).

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Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Special Meeting

A special meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held via conference call at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State, St., Boise, ID 83702 on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. MDT, in the Tablerock Room on the main floor.

Copies of agenda items are available from the office of the State Librarian or at:

WJ Courses -- Some Hints to Maximize your Learning

I just finished a WJ Idaho course via the vendor Skillsoft. This is my third course and I took time to play with the course. Sometimes, I am linear and forget to look go beyond the bounds. This happens a lot of times when I am learning ... a product of how I behaved during my educational years 6-18!!