Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

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

Idaho Core Standards Information

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During the April Info2Go! webinar, Melissa McGrath, Idaho State Department of Education, provided an informative presentation on the Idaho Core Standards and the many resources available to libraries and parents.

Idaho Winners of Letters About Literature 2014

a photo of Parth Kashikar, Boise High and Pam Bradshaw, ICfL

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce the Idaho winners of the 2014 “Letters About Literature” contest. Letters About Literature is a national reading and writing promotion coordinated and funded by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

New Databases

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Beginning July 1, 2014, the LiLI Databases – available at – will include new content from Ebscohost. The two new databases to be added are:

Outside the Lines Week

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Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration—September 14–20, 2014—demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, a school library or a public library, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that:

ICfL Continuing Education Grants: What’s New?

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By Shirley Biladeau, ICfL Continuing Education Consultant