2010 Final LSTA Grant Application

The Commission for Libraries received 5 applications for the 2010 LSTA Draft Competitive Grant process. Those applications were reviewed by Commission Staff and all were invited to apply in the Final Competitive Grant process. Final Applications must be e-mailed, postmarked, or hand delivered no later than 5:00 PM on January 7, 2010.

School Librarians--Need a Morale Boost?

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If so, then mark your calendars to come hear from two women that absolutely GET what school library media centers and librarians are about. Yes, Lisa Layera Brunkan and Susan McBurney, co-founders of The Washington Coalition for School Libraries & Information Technology (aka the Washington Moms) are coming to Idaho!

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E-rate: Form 471 window open 12/3/2009 - 2/11/2010

Now is the time to submit Form 471, if your Form 470 has been posted online for at least 28 days.

To review:

Step #1 - write technology plan (if necessary)

Step #2 - File Form 470 (Description of Services Requested and Certification Form)

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Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

A virtual meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held online using WIMBA at URL:, Room ID: id_room1, on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:00 A.M., MST. The meeting may also be attended at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W.

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Transparency & Libraries

An open conversation between Jan Klerk Librarian at City Library of Haarlem Netherlands and Michael Stephens from Tame the Web -- talks about the key elements of a transparent library: open communication, adapting to change, and scanning the horizon.

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What a Deal: Tax Credit for Contributions to Public Libraries

The “What a Deal” fact sheet, designed to help you promote donations to your public library or library district is now available on the ICFL website at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/public-library-contribution-tax-credit. To receive a deduction for 2009, individuals or corporations must give to the library by December 31, 2009.

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District libraries - 2010 trustee election

Yes, you will be responsible for any elections that are held in 2010. (The 'election reform' bill that passed in last year's legislative session won't take effect until January, 2010.) At the election, which will be held on May 25, 2010, you will elect a trustee who will serve until 2015. (You might have to elect a trustee to fill out a term they were appointed to as well.)

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Summer Reading 2009 Materials

Each year, the Collaborative Summer Library Program provides us with materials to use in our Summer Reading programs. As a participant in this program, we have access to these items for a predefined time period and that time has passed for 2009.

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Seems like changes come in waves. Or maybe I just don't notice the subtle ones. Right now we are changing a few things on the ICFL site. The Web Advisory Group has decided that it is time to retire the community blog, and that domino effected into a revamp of how user interaction happens on our site.