Blog Posts by Shirley Biladeau

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LSSC Registration Assistance Awards for Idaho

LSSC Registration Assistance Awards will be granted to four (4) Idaho library support staff members who wish to become candidates for the Library Support Staff Certification, a program managed by the ALA-Allied Professional Association.  The Registration Assistance Awards ($175) will pay one-half of the candidate registration fee.  The LSSC program is funded by a grant to American Library Association from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

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SWIM Scholarship Recipients Take on Leadership Roles!

Several Idaho scholarship recipients in the SWIM Cohort took up the reigns of leadership at the Southwest Idaho Library Association (SWILA) spring conference on February 9, 2011.

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Hailey Public Library Hosts an Emergency Preparedness and Planning Event

Kudos to Hailey Public Library for building community!!

The Hailey Public Library received a $5,000 outreach award to host a free emergency preparedness and planning community event. The event was held on October 23, 2010. The event “Ready Hailey” partnered with local agencies and community organizations to bring information specific to emergency preparedness and planning to the community.

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Connecting to Collections Workshop

Staff from libraries of all sizes across Idaho are invited to the Connecting to Collections Workshop at Boise Public Library on November 19, 2010. This will be an opportunity for staff from Idaho libraries, museums, archives, and records offices to come together to discuss the issues surrounding the preservation of materials, disaster planning, and next steps in building the knowledge base on preservation topics. Please invite your colleagues from local museums, archives and records offices. Travel assistance is available, see website for details. Click on the following link for more information and registration -- http://id.webjunction.org/722

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WebJunction Courses -- Where To Start?

A question I often receive regarding the WebJunction course catalog is "Wow! There is so much here where do I start???" Might I suggest you start by looking at the Course Sets ... WebJunction folks have created 10 course sets which bring together the best classes to take for a specific topic.

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Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Libraries & Archives to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

This workshop is presented by the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. It’s free of charge however, registration is required. Contact Shirley Biladeau ~ shirley.biladeau@libraries.idaho.gov for more information or questions.

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Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship Institute

This last week 18 Idaho public librarians attended a three day institute in Portland, Oregon, which focused on trends and issues of aging such as health, finance and economic security, spirituality, work and service.

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College of DuPage Series 2010-2011

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has subscribed to the 2010 College of DuPage Webinar Series - thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services, Library Services Technology Act. All Idaho library staff are eligible to register for FREE.

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Collaborate to Succeed

Collaborate to Succeed is the presentation that Amy Vecchione and Memo Cordova, SPLAT members, presented at the Reference Renaissance Conference in Denver, Colorado on August 9. Thanks Memo and Amy for spreading the word about SPLAT -- Check out their slides.

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Idaho Trustee Manual Online!

The Idaho Trustee Manual for public libraries can now be found online at http://libraries.idaho.gov/trustees. You will find this a powerful resource in the management of your library. Be sure to bookmark the page so you can easily return! If you have any specific questions, contact your regional Field Consultant....

North Idaho: Jan Wall jan.wall@libraries.idaho.gov
Eastern Idaho: Frank Nelson frank.nelson@libraries.idaho.gov
Southwestern Idaho: Anne Abrams anne.abrams@libraries.idaho.gov