Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
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 2010, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2010.
Over 69,000 Idaho children and teens participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program at their public libraries, a nine percent increase over last year’s record numbers. These programs are designed to help children build or maintain literacy levels and are one solution to the “summer slide.”
A Public Access version of eCIS (Career Information System) is now available. This version allows more Idaho citizens to access vital career information. The page that you see when you go to www.idahocis.org has a new look. You will now click a "Start" button to go to the login page, where you will see two login options:
Staff from libraries of all sizes across Idaho are invited to the Connecting to Collections Workshop at Boise Public Library on November 19, 2010. This will be an opportunity for staff from Idaho libraries, museums, archives, and records offices to come together to discuss the issues surrounding the preservation of materials, disaster planning, and next steps in building the knowledge base on preservation topics. Please invite your colleagues from local museums, archives and records offices. Travel assistance is available, see website for details. Click on the following link for more information and registration -- http://id.webjunction.org/722
Beginning this month, Idaho’s public libraries have been provided administrative access to Apangea Math. This information is a reminder and follow-up to the written notification sent to all public libraries two weeks ago.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries—along with nearly 150 Idaho state leaders, grant partners, and public library directors—launched the “online @ your library” broadband project on November 1 and 2. The launch workshop in Boise was sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries—along with nearly 150 Idaho state leaders, grant partners, and public library directors from many of the smallest and most rural libraries in the state—is launching the “online @ your library” broadband project on November 1 and 2 at a launch workshop in Boise sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Every public and public school library that registers here will be entered in a drawing to receive a dozen hardback books that will be great to use with this year's theme. Registration closes Friday, November 5, and the drawing will be held November 8. The winner will receive the books prior to Family Reading Week.
Registration has closed for Monday's workshop in Meridian, but it's not too late to sign up to attend a great day of Summer Reading learning and sharing in Pocatello, Coeur d'Alene or Moscow. Visit http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/youth-services-fall-training-2010 for more details and registration links. We need a few more people to sign up in Moscow, in particular.
A question I often receive regarding the WebJunction course catalog is "Wow! There is so much here where do I start???" Might I suggest you start by looking at the Course Sets ... WebJunction folks have created 10 course sets which bring together the best classes to take for a specific topic.