Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Upcoming E-rate Changes

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by Jan Wall, northern Idaho field consultant
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to modernize the federal E-rate program with a July 11 E-rate Order. Below are some upcoming changes: 

Updated Library Law Manual Available Online

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by Jan Wall, northern Idaho field consultant
The newest edition of Idaho Library Laws, which incorporates the changes from the 2014 legislative session, is now available online as a PDF at http://libraries.idaho.gov/landing/trustees.

More Idaho Elementary Schools Receive Funds to Help Serve Youngest Students

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Elementary school libraries play a vital role in ensuring that children develop strong literacy skills, starting in the earliest grades. Unfortunately, many Idaho elementary schools haven’t had the resources to allow children in developmental preschool programs, kindergarten, and even first grade to check out books to take home.

The Hub: A New Resource from SDE

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The State Department of Education has a new professional development website for Idaho educators called “The Hub.” The goal of the Hub is to provide educators opportunities to learn and lead. The site is a one-stop shop to find resources for professional development to utilize the power of collaboration and connect educators.

Cyberbullying Prevention Resources

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Bullies are everywhere—even online. And bullying in any form should be taken seriously.

ILA Annual Conference, October 1–3, 2014

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The Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference is October 1–3, in Lewiston at the Red Lion Hotel. A wide range of great programs, guest speakers, and activities will be offered for the library community. Three pre-conferences are available October 1, free with full conference registration.

National journal lauds Idaho's "2020 Vision" for libraries

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In a recent editorial, the Library Journal recognized Idaho library leaders for their “2020 Vision: Idaho Libraries Futures Conference” in 2005 and the culture of creativity and innovation that emerged as a result.

Public library Internet speed test extended to August 8

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The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.

Notes from ICfL, July 2014

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Commission staff and Idaho librarians have been busy in the past few months with community building, literacy, professional development, and outreach activities.

Library News From Around the State

Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries. Do you have news about your library that you’d like to share in an upcoming Nexus e-newsletter? Please let Teresa Lipus know at teresa.lipus@libraries.idaho.gov.