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Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus
On March 21, 2013 a three-year national public service campaign called EveryoneOn was launched. This campaign is run by the non-profit Connect2Compete (C2C), and is designed to promote the importance and value of digital literacy. Studies show that over 60 million Americans don’t use the Internet at all.
Thanks to the commitment of 41 Idaho libraries, the current LearningExpress Library (LEL) subscription is in place through June 30, 2014. The Governor has recommended ongoing funding for the LEL statewide license.
In 2010, four states—South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM)—collaborated to provide education scholarships for librarians and library media specialists to work in the region’s rural communities through the SWIM Regional Collaborative Library Education Project.
Open enrollment to apply for insurance in Idaho is open until March 31, 2014.
The American Library Association and ALA President Barbara Stripling have created a great way to support America’s right to libraries. The Office of Library Advocacy launched an online declaration in October.
The 2013 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference, “Idaho Libraries: Making Our Mark,” offered something for everyone, with workshops, business meetings, panels, presentations and a banquet.
Congratulations to the following people, who were recognized at the 2013 Awards Banquet and Ceremony for their contributions to Idaho libraries:
The Deadline for Level 3 (Grades 9-12) submissions for Letters About Literature was December 10, but there is still time to enter Level 1 (Grades 4-6) and Level 2 (Grades 7 & 8).
By Erica Compton, Project Coordinator
A recent survey aimed at parents of Idaho preschoolers who are participating in the Books to Go program found that very few are aware of two new resources available to their families. We are pretty excited about both of these great services and want you to be too!
Do some of your library users, especially parents, wonder what the Idaho Core Standards are all about? The Idaho State Department of Education has a parent brochure available with a high-level overview of the Idaho Core Standards. The electronic version is also available online at: