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Library Conferences is a list of annual meetings/conferences that you might consider as part of your continuing education plan. As a Idaho library employee you may be eligible to apply for LSTA grant funds to assist in your attendance at a national or regional conference.

Registration Open for Idaho Family Reading Week!

Register online for Idaho Family Reading Week starting today!

The first 130 publicly funded public and elementary school libraries to register will receive a "basket of fun" to help celebrate this year's theme - Let the Games Begin @ your library!

Getting ready for National Book Festival

setting up the Pavilion of the States

ICfL will promote Idaho’s literary heritage at the 11th annual National Book Festival. The Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 -25, 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Family Reading Week CDs Are in the Mail!

The Commission just mailed out hundreds of Family Reading Week CDs to each publicly funded public and elementary school library. The CDs are filled with planning and marketing information, programming ideas, literacy materials, and other resources. So keep your eyes out--they will be in your mailbox any day now.

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WebJunction Idaho is made available to all publicly-funded library staff throughout our great state of Idaho.  Here you will find a wealth of self-directed learning resources, from library management and technology, to collection development, technical services and reference.  This resource is brought to you through a grant from

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Did you know competencies as related to library jobs have been compiled by several entities -- these lists are available at  What is a competency? That is the skill and/or knowledge needed to successfully complete the workflow of an individual position.

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Did you know that ICfL provides a wealth of professional development opportunities for Idaho library staff?  Regardless of your learning goals -- there is something for you.  Don't know where to start?  Take a look at the CE Guide for tips on where to start depending on your current level of expertise!

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Alternative Basic Library Education is a series of 12 online, self-directed courses that cover Collection Development, Technical Services, and Public Services.  This is perfect for anyone who is even remotely interested in entering the world of librarianship!  Designed to meet the information needs of individuals who h

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A recent event prompted me to prepare a summary of "some" of the continuing education activities that the Idaho Commission for Libraries provides.  In turn, this led me to start this post.  Rather than overwhelm you with the myriad of continuing education resources available, I thought that each week, I will do a "Did You Know!?" blog post.  So here goes ..  The Idaho Commis

Classroom and Library Editions of Scout

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Teachers and students in Idaho now have immediate access for
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resources—including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps,
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