Blog Posts by sue.walker

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Summer Reading for Everyone

Idaho's libraries have wonderful Summer Reading programs for the children, tweens, and teens in their communities.

Can Your Library Use More Staff?

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How many times have you wished for more help in your library?  From Summer Reading to outreach, there isn't enough time to implement all your ideas.

Teen Read Week activities

School and public libraries celebrated Teen Read Week during October with a variety of activities and events.  Some libraries built on YALSA's "Get Away @ your library" theme by challenging teens to share their dream get away from a book in any media they found appropriate.  Teens submitted their ideas via Facebook, PowerPoint, sculpture, and videos.  All of the  submis

2016 Make It at the Library application now open!

Idaho libraries are leading the way in making, and your public library can join this exciting movement!

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Teen Tech Week 2015

Libraries from all over Idaho celebrated Teen Tech Week during March.  Participating school and public libraries submitted their favorite teen projects highlighting the theme "Libraries are for making..." Teens interpreted this year's theme in diverse ways as evidenced by the creative entries.

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Developing Volunteer Management Skills

If you need support as a volunteer coordinator, are considering creating a volunteer program in your library, or want to take your volunteer program to the next level, joining an organization especially for volunteer managers might be the answer.  Volunteer managers realize the important role they play in helping their organization meet its mission.  Participating in a volun

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MySocialSecurity

ICfL is partnering with the Social Security Administration to help Idahoans keep abreast of their Social Security benefits.

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Rethinking Volunteerism

Rethinking Volunteerism, the 2014 Serve Idaho conference theme, is the perfect opportunity for library staff to examine their assumptions about volunteers and see firsthand how volunteering has changed in the last 10 years.  The two day conference, March 4 and 5, at the Red Lion Hotel Downtowner in Boise, offers numerous opportunities to gain practical knowledge about all as

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Volunteer Management Opportunity

Are you looking for ways to expand the use of volunteers in your library? Libraries across the nation are successfully recruiting highly skilled volunteers to implement projects and programs that the library staff could never take on by themselves.  An additional benefit is often the volunteers bring in their friends and families and become library advocates when they unders