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Library Science Courses in Idaho

If you are interested for Library Science courses for paraprofessionals, don't forget the online program through the College of Southern Idaho. CSI offers an Associate degree, built around the core of Introduction to Library Science, Reference, Cataloging, and Library Technology. You can see the curriculum and course descriptions at http://www.csi.edu/liis/.

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WebJunction Idaho Survey

If you are a user of WebJunction Idaho, please Click Here to take a 5 minute survey to tell ICFL about how you use WebJunction and its value to you as an Idaho Librarian! Your input will be greatly appreciated!

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    Resources for Libraries Assisting Job Seekers

    Here are some resources you may consider offering your job seeking patrons through public access computers or computer training:

    O*NETTM OnLine!

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    Buying Hardware and Software: A Small Library View

    As I am preparing for a Wimba session exploring the Technology Tab on WJ Idaho, I found this article which may be useful for small libraries -- although it is dated 2005, the links are still good and information solid. So if you are having Technology concerns (hardware/software) this may be helpful!

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    Registration OPEN for Libraries=Learning Organizations

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries will host its first online conference -- Libraries = Learning Organizations --on May 14, 2009 from 9 AM to 12 Noon MDT.

    Registration for Libraries=Learning Organizations is now open.

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    Time to Think ...

    That's a luxury you say!? Yes it is. However, taking time to think, read, and explore new things is so important to our personal and professional growth.

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    Thinkfinity

    Check out this great tool! Thinkfinity is part of Verizon's education, literacy, and technology initiative.

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    SPLAT 101 --- IS BACK!!

    Members of SPLAT, the Special Projects Library Action Team (http://splat.lili.org), have refreshed the content from last fall's Splat 101 and are ready to guide you in exploring six technology-based resources. Register for this opportunity to learn how the tools can be used in libraries to provide better service.

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    Libraries = Learning Organizations

    Submit your proposal today!!! The Idaho Commission for Libraries will be hosting its first online conference on May 14, 2009. The theme is Libraries = Learning Organizations.

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    Demographics from Pew/Internet

    The Pew Internet Project Data has released a January 2009 report on the demographics of Internet use.