Blog Posts by erica.compton

Registration Opens for Idaho Family Reading Week 2012

Snuggle up and read with your families this November 13-19 and celebrate
the importance of literacy during Idaho Family Reading Week. Every publicly
funded public and elementary school library will receive a CD filled with
programming ideas, booklists, artwork, resources, and more.

In addition, the first 130 libraries to register their event will receive:

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ICfL Sponsors Free Pre-Conference at ILA: Transforming Your Library into a Brain Health Center

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to announce their sponsorship of a full day pre-conference on October 3. Discover the role our brain plays in healthy aging and explore ways all types of libraries can support a healthy brain lifestyle in the programs and services they offer. The workshop will be presented by Dr.

Encore Careers

I have been a bit nostalgic lately, thinking fondly about the TLA50 Fellowship experience in Portland and the wealth of information disseminated. I remember being very impressed with the presentation that Judy Groggin of Encore Careers gave and so I revisited their site.

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Dr. Laura Carstenen, Stanford Center on Longevity TedTalk

Dr. Laura Carstensen Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity spoke at the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship in Portland. Her presentation was one of my favorites of the two day event. I have tried to follow her periodically to keep current on what she and other researchers are doing in the field of longevity. Today I came across this TedTalk event that Dr.

World Book Night 2012 - Find Out How You Can Volunteer

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it?

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across
that beautiful country, give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread
the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World
Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts - that of putting a book into

2012 Teens and Technology Course Open for Registration

Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Teens and Technology 2012

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Caregivers for Older Adults

Idaho has seen an influx of the elderly as many choose the state as a place to retire.  Idaho's cost of living is lower, and they can afford a lifestyle that is more comfortable. As they move closer to family, family members are taking on caregiving roles.

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Matching Volunteers to the Right Missions

The NY Times had an inspiring article in their November 11 issue on the creative use of volunteers. Given tight budgets and expanding needs, libraries everywhere are looking for more ways to use volunteers effectively and in a variety of roles.  If your library is one of these, you might find this an interesting read.

Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

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ICfL Launches Webpage for Mid-Life Adults

LogoThe Idaho Commission for Libraries launched a new web page dedicated to programming, services, and planning for mid-life adults or boomers.  Library