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Paint the State

On April 19, the Idaho Meth Project launched a statewide public art contest—Paint the State—that encourages Idaho teens to create artistic representations of the dangers of methamphetamine use. Idaho teens ages 13–18 will have the opportunity to create highly visible public art that communicates a strong anti-Meth message surrounding the theme: “Not Even Once.”

Summer Reading Resources

New content and CSLP updates are added several times each week. Check the site often, or subscribe to our RSS feed. http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/summer-reading

    Schools Kill Creativity - Video Link

    Here is a link to a GREAT video from Sir Ken Robinson, an educator and creativity expert who challenges the way we're educating our children.

    Filtering Trends in Schools

    Will Richardson (www.weblogg-ed.com)has started a project called "Mapping the Filter: What Do You Block?" I would encourage Idaho school librarians to take a look at the site and add their data to his map if you can! He is just looking for a general sense of "low", "medium" or "high" level of filtering and any other specific information you care to supply.

    The Future of Libraries

    In light of the smashing success of Teens & Tech Week, plus a recent article on FaceBook mentioning libraries, I (your new teens coordinator) did some research. Find out more:

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    Applicants sought for Idaho Commission for Libraries Commissioner

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a term on the Board running through June 30, 2015. A resident of Eastern Idaho is being sought.

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    Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Meeting

    The Idaho Board of Library Commissioners meeting will be held via conference call at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702, on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 10:00 AM MDT in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.

    School Librarians!

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    Don’t miss your chance to see the famous Washington Mom’s in action! Read the latest School Library Journal article about their efforts to help school libraries survive. Then sign up to see them in person on Saturday, April 24 at the AmeriTel Spectrum in Boise.

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    Let's Talk About It application for Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

    Apply for the Fall 2010 through Spring 2011 programs. Get the application here. The deadline is Monday, April 26, 2010. Funding is available for fifteen libraries to participate. Participating libraries provide a $100 cash match. Call Betty Hoffman at 208-334-2150 (Boise area) or 800-458-3271 if you have questions.

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    Idaho Trustee Manual Online!

    The Idaho Trustee Manual for public libraries can now be found online at http://libraries.idaho.gov/trustees. You will find this a powerful resource in the management of your library. Be sure to bookmark the page so you can easily return! If you have any specific questions, contact your regional Field Consultant....

    North Idaho: Jan Wall jan.wall@libraries.idaho.gov
    Eastern Idaho: Frank Nelson frank.nelson@libraries.idaho.gov
    Southwestern Idaho: Anne Abrams anne.abrams@libraries.idaho.gov