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LearningExpress Library - Contract Extended

The subscription to LearningExpress Library (LEL) has been extended through June 30, 2014.  The library community pulled together to keep this valuable tool available to Idahoans through the remainder of the fiscal year when we were in danger of losing access.  Please thank the organizations listed below for the continued access to LEL.

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Health Information Initiatives

There are a lot of opportunities for libraries to help users with their health information needs. Libraries have long been a source to learn
about health topics, whether it’s helping them to research topics for personal health, review their medical records, or learn about options with upcoming changes to health insurance, the library’s role as information provider will not change.

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OCLC Interlibrary Loan System Migration Information

The OCLC interlibrary loan system is changing with a whole new interface called OCLC WorldShare ILL.  ALL libraries with OCLC accounts will need to complete the steps below as a part of the migration to the new system... even if you haven't used OCLC for months, you need to do the steps below.

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ILL System Changes in 2013

Libraries using OCLC's interlibrary loan tools will see significant changes to the interlibrary loan (ILL) system in 2013. OCLC is currently migrating from WorldCat Resource Sharing (on the FirstSearch platform) to World Share ILL (on the platform).  All Idaho libraries will begin the process of moving to the new platform in August 2013.

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Get a Print Digital Literacy Collection for Your Library

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce a new "online @ your library" opportunity for Idaho's public libraries. Get a collection of 14 books for your library's collection by applying online.

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LiLI Database Training Scheduled for October & November

Register now for LiLI Database Training near you! 

The face-to-face training will take place in a computer lab with
hands-on opportunities to practice using the databases and/or follow
along with the training.  By the end of the workshop, participants will:

Energy Kit Lending Program - Project Report

In May 2010, Idaho libraries began loaning Energy Efficiency Kit as part of a statewide program funded by Idaho Power Company, Avista Utilities, and Rocky Mountain Power.  245 kits were put into circulation.  In the first year of the program, kits were checked out by library customers 1,139 times. 

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LiLI Database Content - UPDATE

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce that two more databases have been added to the suite of resources that will be available through the LiLI Database service beginning July 1, 2011.  With the addition of a readers advisory service and an auto repair resource, the full suite of LiLI Database resources that will be available through the LiLI Portal and Idaho's publicly

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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 

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.