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Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus
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:
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 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.
Bullies are everywhere—even online. And bullying in any form should be taken seriously.
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.
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.
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.
Commission staff and Idaho librarians have been busy in the past few months with community building, literacy, professional development, and outreach activities.