Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Upcoming Celebration Weeks and National Library Events

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  • School Library Month, April 2014, is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April, school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s education.

U.S. Citizenship and Libraries

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by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

SWIM Graduates: Where are they now? Part 2

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In the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of the Nexus e-newsletter we followed up with several graduates of the South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM) Regional Collaborative Library Education Project, which was funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Following are stories from some of the other SWIM graduates.

SPLAT Corner: SPLAT Members Engage ICfL Commissioners

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On February 21, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Commissioners attended their regularly scheduled meeting and then enjoyed a presentation by the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) members.

Let’s Talk About It application deadline May 23

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Idaho libraries are invited to apply for the 2014-2015 Let’s Talk About It series by completing the application now available on the ICfL website ( application 2014-2015.pdf).

Retirements at the Eastern Field Office

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by Marjorie Hooper, Associate State Librarian

While we at the Idaho Commission for Libraries may be sad as Frank Nelson and Debby Wylie leave us after so many years, we wish them nothing but the best as they enter this new phase of life:  Retirement!!

Gina Persichini elected to ALA Executive Board

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At the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting last week, Gina Persichini, ICfL networking consultant, was among those elected by the ALA Council to the ALA Executive Board. Gina will serve a three-year term beginning in July 2014 and concluding in June 2017.

Read Me Treasure Valley 2014 Kickoff

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“Read Me Treasure Valley 2014” kicked off February 3 at the Idaho Botanical Garden, an appropriate setting for this year’s read—The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. The event featured remarks from the Associate State Librarian Marjorie Hooper--with the Idaho Commission for Libraries--and Boise City Council President Maryanne Jordan.

2014 LC Literacy Awards Program

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries does not administer the following award opportunities.