Blog Posts by erica.compton

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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

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Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee Members Present at ILA Annual Conference

Five members of the newly formed Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee (MLAAC) presented at the Annual ILA Conference in Boise this past October. Their presentation Baby Boomers and Beyond focused on library programs and services for the Boomer Generation. Apparently there was alot of interest as it was standing-room only for the one-hour presentation.

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ICfL Forms Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the formation of the first state-wide advisory committee to address services for mid-life adults. The 11 committee members are all Fellows from the IMLS Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship.

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Enter to Win $10,000 for your Library - John Cotton Dana Awards

Has your library completed a successful marketing campaign? Then here is your chance to share your story for the chance to win $10,000. 

National Gaming Day Poster Available!

National Gaming Day is November 12, 2011

CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2012 Announced

For the 2012 Summer Reading Program, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), working through member states, will be soliciting amateur videos produced by teenagers, to serve as the official CSLP sanctioned summer reading teen videos.

It's Teen Read Week!

Need some ideas on how to celebrate Teen Read Week?

Registration Open for Idaho Family Reading Week!

Register online for Idaho Family Reading Week starting today!

The first 130 publicly funded public and elementary school libraries to register will receive a "basket of fun" to help celebrate this year's theme - Let the Games Begin @ your library!