Blog Posts by donna.eggers

Governor proclaimed April 8 - 14 to be Idaho Library Week

Governor Otter issues proclamation for Idaho Library Week.

A group of librarians were in the house . . . the Statehouse, that is. On April 11, Governor Otter proclaimed the week of April 8 - 14, 2018 to be Idaho Library Week. The text of the proclamation is here.

Library Week and Snapshot Day

Snapshot Day 2018

During National Library Week, which is April 8 - 14, 2018, libraries select one day that best represents their activities to document all of the happenings.

Called Snapshot Day, the event is designed to capture the impact libraries have on their communities during a typical day.

National Library Week Is Here! Don't Forget Your Snapshot Day.

Idaho Snapshot Day 2017

National Library Week is April 9 - 15, 2017. First observed in 1958, National Library Week is a campaign sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country. Each April, the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians are celebrated and library use is promoted. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic, and special -- participate.

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ICfL's Budget Enhancement Requests for FY2018

The Idaho Commission for Libraries' (ICfL) budget enhancement requests (for new funding) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 concern the Talking Book Service and the emerging technologies and maker initiatives.

Idaho Day Book Read 2017

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Idaho Day Book Read 2017

March 4th, the official Idaho Day, was established to commemorate the creation of the Idaho Territory by President Abraham Lincoln on that day in 1863.

Bailey-White Named Deputy State Librarian

Stephanie Bailey-White, Deputy State Librarian

State Librarian, Ann Joslin, announced Stephanie Bailey-White has been named Deputy State Librarian.

Bailey-White has been with the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) since 1991, when she was hired as the Public Information Officer. After several years in that position, Stephanie worked on numerous outreach programs and was instrumental in developing the Read to Me program.

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Idaho Dept. of Labor Poster--Education and Training Pay

The Idaho Department of Labor has provided a poster outlining Idaho's annual wages, as they correspond to educational level attained. Please feel free to post this in your library.

http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/Ed_Training_Pay_11x17.pdf

    Local Postal Carrier Recognized as the Year’s Best

    Sandpoint, Idaho – The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Talking Book Service (TBS) recently presented its Postal Carrier of the Year Recognition for 2015 to Postal Carrier Vicky Shilling, of the Ponderay Post Office in Ponderay, Idaho.

    $200,000 Awarded to Schools throughout Idaho

    BOISE, ID – The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) awarded $200,000 to 47 elementary schools throughout Idaho for the purchase of books to serve students pre-kindergarten through first grade and to allow five schools to open their libraries during the summer. The funds were in the form of mini-grants, for amounts between $1,000 and $5,000, each.