Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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What a great Teens and Technology course we had this year! Sue and I enjoyed traveling around Idaho for the regional workshops, working with local mentors, and meeting dedicated and talented library staff. Here is a snapshot of some of the data and information that was collected through evaluations and surveys.
The Western States Preservation and Assistance Service (WESTPAS) will be presenting a two-part preservation workshop for all Idaho libraries, museums and cultural institutions this summer in Boise at the Idaho Commission for Libraries. Register today for this hands-on workshop -- take-aways include a pocket disaster response plan, a better understanding of disaster recovery resources available in your area, and a new appreciation for disaster preparedness.
Start getting ready to "Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause, and Unwind" at this year's Idaho Library Association Annual Conference, which will be held in Boise, October 5 - 7, 2011.
I liked this article on the challenges facing librarians due to ever evolving technology. Love the title of a recent presentation he did called "When Did I Become Tech Support?: Shepherd in the Rural Digital Wilderness."
In a TechSoup for Libraries blog Jim Boyd writes:
Libraries across Idaho hosted Día events this year and by all accounts they had a great time. Pictures poured in and I was only able to use a small sample of images submitted. You can read all about the celebrations and see more pictures on the ICfL website here.
David Lee King wrote a great article for American Libraries called Facebook for Libraries. This is a "soup to nuts" article that discusses why Facebook is a great tool for libraries, how to set up a page and how to administer content.
The Idaho State Treasurer's Office and the Idaho Office of the Attorney General are promoting the “529 College Savings Plan” and “529 College Savings Day Drawing.”
A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. MDT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries is inviting quotations for an Auto Repair online reference tool and a Readers Advisory online reference tool. Both Requests for Quotes can be accessed in the Idaho Procurement system at https://basec.sicomm.net/login/.