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Let's Talk About It participating libraries Fall 2010 - Winter/Spring 2011

Thank you to all libraries that applied for the Fall 2010 and Winter/Spring 2011 programs. Congratulations to the following 15 libraries that were selected to participate:
Ada Community Library, Star Branch (Theme: Living in the Modern Rural West)
American Falls District Library (Theme: We Are What We Eat)

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BTOP grant proposal update

Our Public Computing Center application has passed the first step of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program evaluation process. As of May 18, our application is in the due diligence phase. In the next few days we expect to receive a Supplemental Information Request with the reviewers’ follow-up questions.

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Request for Quotes: LiLI Database Evaluation

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) is seeking quotes for professional services for an evaluation of the LiLI Databases, Idaho’s statewide online database program. ICFL would like to identify the impact of the LiLI Database program on libraries and their end users.

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Dear Mr. President - Misinformation is the Real Distraction by Buffy Hamilton

This is a well thought out letter, written by a school librarian to President Obama in response to some comments he made during a recent commencement speech. I have to warn you - it's a bit long, but she writes well, raises some incredibly important questions and discusses issues near and dear to librarian's (and educator's) hearts.

Here is an excerpt from the letter:

Does Your Website Look Professional?

A good blog from David Lee King regarding library's websites...

"If the front door of your physical building were broken, maybe creaky or even coming off its hinges, you’d fix it. No one wants the main entrance of their business/organization to not work right! It gives people a lasting impression … and not a good one, either."

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ILA Session - Jumping Off the Page - Storytimes

Second session at ILA was with Erin Archambeault from Ada Community Library. She shared some of her favorite storytime books, craft ideas, and activities. Erin had all of us jumping around the room, dancing, singing and playing just like the kids from her storytimes at the library. I had a lot of fun and the participants seemed engaged and inspired by the presentation. Thanks Erin!

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    ILA session -Teen Programming - Ideas from Ray Lusk

    My first session at the ILA conference in Clarkston today was with Ray Lusk from The Madison Library District in Rexburg. He had some fun, creative and engaging ideas for teen programs. He provided lots of ideas and a CD with the materials for us to use. Look for links to some of these soon! (My favorite is Murder Mystery Night - they typically have about 150 teens participate in this program!!

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    ILA Conference - Robert Frey keynote

    We have just been treated to a great keynote by Robert Frey from University of Idaho. He told us the captivating tale of "salmon and dove" - a love story of sorts with lessons woven throughout.

    Here is the write-up from the conference schedule.

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    Partnering to Shape 21st Century Learners Conferences

    The “Partnering to Shape 21st Century Learners” conferences--held in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Pocatello this spring--provided an opportunity for professional development and collaboration, along with plenty of inspiration and encouragement from the Washington Moms.”