Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Public Libraries Nurture Entrepreneurship

Erica Compton on a panel discussing the role of the maker movement on entreprene

by Erica Compton, project coordinator

Lewiston Library Foundation receives Nonprofit Excellence Award

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Building a Dream with Dedication and Determination: The Lewiston Library Foundation was one of six organizations to receive the “Nonprofit Excellence Award” from the Idaho Nonprofit Center.

The Big Read accepting applications until January 28, 2015

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The Big Read is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2015 and June 2016. Organizations selected to participate in the Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.

Public libraries: apply to participate in Community Health Engagement program

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As part of its IMLS-funded Health Happens in Libraries program, OCLC is seeking up to five public libraries with which to collaborate to develop and implement community health activities with a local partner.

Idaho Day: March 4, 2015

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During the 2014 Legislative Session, the Legislature established an official Idaho Day, to be observed each year on March 4 with a proclamation from the governor, ceremonies, programs, and activities to honor Idaho’s heritage.

2014 "What a Deal" Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet available

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To receive a deduction for 2014, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2014.

ICfL Welcomes New Eastern Idaho Field Consultant

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Patrick Bodily hit the ground running as Idaho Commission for Libraries’ new eastern Idaho field consultant. In early October he attended the Idaho Library Association Annual Conference in Lewiston, meeting librarians and getting to know the Idaho library community.

State Librarian welcomes librarians to ILA Annual Conference

State Librarian Ann Joslin welcomes librarians to ILA Conference

At the Idaho Library Association (ILA) 2014 Annual Conference on Thursday, October 2, State Librarian Ann Joslin welcomed participants and gave an overview of the past year at Idaho Commission for Libraries. (See this PDF of the accompanying PowerPoint slides.)

Shirley Biladeau receives ILA Special Services to Libraries Award

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Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries' continuing education consultant, has received the Idaho Library Association's Special Services to Libraries Award, "in recognition for exceptional performance while serving Idaho libraries." At the ILA Annual Conference Awards Banquet on October 2, 2014, Shirley was recognized for her continued dedication to professional development, as wel

Notes from ICfL

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FCC Commissioner Visits Idaho