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529 College Savings Plan

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.”

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Idaho Board of Library Commissioner's Meeting

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.

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ICfL Seeking Quotes for Auto Repair and Readers Advisory Online Resources

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/. 

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Teacher-Librarians cut in LAUSD - at the expense of the students

A discouraging article from the L.A. Times about Rosemarie Bernier - a teacher in the LA Unified School who truly makes a difference to her students. She is one of 85 teacher-librarians facing layoffs due to budget cuts.

To get them off the payroll, the district is arguing that librarians don't teach and thus don't qualify for the seniority protections given to teachers.

LiLI Database Selections for July 2011 - Update

The following is an update on the LiLI Database Selection process.


The contracts currently in place for the LiLI Databases content will expire June 30, 2011.  The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) in February inviting proposals for content to replace those contracts beginning July 1, 2011. 

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Public Libraries Cater to the Boomer Crowd

It's not unusual for public libraries to set aside a large section or even an entire room for young readers. But as the population ages, many librarians are pondering how to better serve older visitors. They need to.

LiLI-D Implementing the Recommendations

Earlier this year, we shared the Final Report with results and recommendations from A Study of the Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) Databases.  The report identified 15 recommendations for the service, some of which were already in progress at the time, some were ideas we were waiting or wanting to implement, and others

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CSLP Summer Reading Manual: Corrections and suggestions

CSLP apologizes for the following:
An out-of-date map was used for the continent of Africa, and several countries either changed their name or are misspelled. Youth Services Librarian David Cubie (OH) found the following errors on the map of Africa in Chapter 6:

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Idaho Teen Wins Video Challenge

Lorry Hernández, a Garden City Public Library teen, demonstrated how much she values her library with her “You Are Here” video promoting the 2011 Summer Reading program to other teens. Hernández’s video was selected at the state level to be Idaho’s official “You Are Here” Teen Video Challenge winner for 2011.

Free Stroke Awareness materials for public libraries

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare invites all Idaho public libraries to participate in a FREE public education endeavor with the Idaho Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (HDSP) and the Idaho HDSP Public Education Subcommittee.  Interested public libraries can order a free display toolkit for May, Stroke Awareness Month.  Below is a list of the material