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Did You Know!?

A recent event prompted me to prepare a summary of "some" of the continuing education activities that the Idaho Commission for Libraries provides.  In turn, this led me to start this post.  Rather than overwhelm you with the myriad of continuing education resources available, I thought that each week, I will do a "Did You Know!?" blog post.  So here goes ..  The Idaho Commis

Classroom and Library Editions of Scout

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Teachers and students in Idaho now have immediate access for
their lessons and homework to more than 14,000 research-based instructional
resources—including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps,
lesson plans, and worksheets--through Scout, Classroom Edition. Find it at

Idaho libraries promoting economic recovery

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With 141 locations in Idaho, public libraries play a critical role in public access to online services and resources in workforce development, e-government, and education. View this downloadable flyer to learn about the role that Idaho public libraries play in economic recovery.

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    Idaho Board of Library Commissioners Special Meeting

    A special meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held via conference call at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State St., Boise, ID 83702 on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM MDT, in the Tablerock Room on the main floor.

    September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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    ...a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important
    school supply of all.


    Teen Read Week Registration OPENS August 19!

    Teen Read Week is October 16-22 and this year’s theme is Picture It @ your library. We have jumped on the bandwagon and tied this year’s project to photography. The ICfL wants to know if you are going to participate in TRW this year! We collected some great baseline data on library and teen participation last year and want to continue gathering information on teen services.'s picture

    Call for Summer Reading Program Ideas for 2013

    It's time to start digging up ideas for the 2013 summer reading theme, “Underground.” Collaborative Summer Library Programs (CSLP) program manual committees would like your suggestions for the following slogans:

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    Teens' Top Ten titles

    Get your teens ready for Teen Read Week by encouraging them to vote for their favorite books published in 2010.

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    Fast Forward To the Future!

    Free Workshop on October 5 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Boise Centre - provided by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  This is one of three preconferences prior to the Idaho Library Association Annual meeting in Boise.

    Nominations open for "I Love My Librarian" Award

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    Nominations are open for the 2011 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York
    Times "I Love My Librarian" Award.

    The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of
    librarians in public, school, college, community college and university
    libraries for their efforts to improve the lives of people in their community.