Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

ALA's Dr. Barbara Stripling at Idaho's Summer Summit

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American Library Association Immediate Past-President Dr. Barbara Stripling was the opening speaker for the Idaho Commission for Libraries' “Summer Summit 2014” (July 15-17) for new Idaho school librarians. Dr. Stripling believes that librarians are in a perfect position to “lead from the middle,” as they have sight of the entire school.

Measure your public library's Internet speeds: August 1 deadline

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As part of its E-rate Program modernization effort, the Federal Communications Commission is gathering a range of data to better understand library and school broadband needs. The quality of broadband access inside library and school buildings is a leading concern that demands attention.

ICfL's Kevin Tomlinson elected to ARSL Board of Directors

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Congratulations to ICfL Consultant Kevin Tomlinson, who was recently elected to the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Board of Directors! Kevin will begin his new position at ARSL’s annual conference in Tacoma, Washington in September.

Other newly elected board members include:

ICfL Professional Opportunity: Public Library Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has an opening for a Public Library Consultant in our Eastern Field Office.

Legislation – 2014 Session Recap

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by Jan Wall, northern Idaho field consultant

Bills introduced during the 2014 Legislature that are of most immediate interest to the Idaho library community include the following:

Summer Learning Loss: Spread the Word

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by Staci Shaw, reading programs coordinator

Library News From Around the State

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Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2014 Results

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In April 2014 during National Library Week, 38 Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities. Participants included:
• 28 public library locations      
• 8 school libraries

Idaho Bandwidth Assessment Tool is Available

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Ever wonder how much bandwidth you actually need? LinkIDAHO recently introduced the Idaho Bandwidth Assessment Tool (BAT) to answer that question.

Leadership Training Needs Assessment Summit

Summit participants match target audiences and unmet training needs

by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant