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LiLI Portal Change (Catalog Widget Added)

Not long ago, the Idaho Commission for Libraries announced that plans were underway for a format change to the LiLI Portal. Information, updates, and a link to the wireframe of the new format are available on our LiLI Portal Update webpage.

gina.persichini's picture

The future of libraries, with or without books

An interesting article at about the future role of the library. From the article:

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Training Announcement: Consumer Product Content in LiLI-D through ProQuest

Earlier this year, it was announced that Consumer Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, entered into an exclusive agreement with a single database provide. Idaho residents can still access full text of Consumer Reports content published from January 1996 – January 2009 through the LiLI Databases.

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Applications sought for PLA Results Boot Camp 5; Deadline Extended

Applications are now being accepted for the Public Library Association's (PLA) intensive library management training, Results Boot Camp 5, to be held October 12-16, 2009, in Seattle, Washington. The deadline has been extended thru September 18, 2009.

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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.