Elementary school library opportunities

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By Stephanie Bailey-White, networking consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has opportunities for elementary school library staff that we wanted to make sure you knew about.

Staff members from elementary school libraries are encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 to improve collections for Idaho’s youngest students. Applications are due June 3, 2013. The grant package is available in PDF or Word format on ICfL’s website (http://libraries.idaho.gov/ under the “School Libraries” tab or http://libraries.idaho.gov/blogs/stephanie-bailey-white/elementary-school-library-mini-grant-application-open-now.

We also encourage school librarians to subscribe to The Scoop, a free, monthly e-newsletter for youth services librarians in Idaho. The Scoop has information about grant and professional development opportunities, book reviews, best practices from around the state and nation, and more each month. Subscribe at http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/scoop.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Stephanie.bailey-white@libraries.idaho.gov, 208-334-2150, or 800-458-3271.