Blog Posts by Shirley Biladeau

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SPLAT 2017 Summer Adventure

The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) will be visiting 8 Southwest Idaho Libraries on July 27, 2017. These libraries will include the towns of Council, Midvale, New Plymouth, Middleton, Notus, Homedale, Glenns Ferry and Grandview.

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Aspen Institute Colorado Dialogue on Public Libraries

The Colorado Dialog in Denver was a one-day event, fostering conversation among public librarians and representatives from public and private organizations.  Shirley Biladeau, Program Supervisor, Idaho Commission for Libraries, was invited to attend as an observer of the process. The participating attendees represented a wide range of public, private, and government entities.

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ICfL Programs and Services Funded Through LSTA

The following documents provide a summary of the programs and services found in Idaho communities which are funded through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). 

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA (Congressional Act passed in 2014) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. [https://www.doleta.gov/WIOA/Overview.cfm, Accessed 03/05/17]

Summary of 2017 Public Library Directors' Summit

The 2017 Public Library Directors' Summit was held on March 2 and 3 at the Red Lion Downtowner Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Fifty-one public library directors gathered for two days of focusing on re-thinking libraries and connecting with current library trends. Phil Eastman, Leadership Advisors, Inc., served as facilitator as well as led a discussion on leadership-driven strategic planning.

August 2017 - Trustee Connections Events

The Idaho Commission for Libraries will host Trustee Connections events for public library directors and trustees during the week of August 7 at four sites throughout the state of Idaho: Coeur d'Alene Public Library, Middleton Public Library, Twin Falls Public Library and Madison Library District in Rexburg.

Happy 10th Birthday - SPLAT!

Happy Birthday to the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT)! This summer marks the tenth year that the Idaho Commission for Libraries-sponsored group has been working throughout the Idaho library community.

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2017 Continuing Education Brochure

The 2017 Continuing Education Brochure lists professional development activities that the Idaho Commission for Libraries will be supporting during the coming year.  This is a great tool to use in creating your personal learning plan, as you look forward to increasing your skills in the coming months.  In ad

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Continuing Education Grant Opportunities

The Idaho Career & Technical Education (ICTE) will be soliciting applications for federal grants for the purpose of providing adult education and literacy activities.

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ICfL Target

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the first edition of ICfL Target.  This is a new quarterly publication identifying "need to know" activities and deadlines.  Communication is critical in today's world, more so than ever before.  This publication is designed to b