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by Shirley Biladeau, Continuing Education Consultant
Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) begins the new year with a new web developer, welcoming Edgar Correa in early January. Correa, who graduated from Nampa High and attended Boise State University, has been in the web development world since 2001 when he joined HP as a contractor doing web support for a group of internal and external websites.
The Edge Initiative—created with the vision that all people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information and technology services provided by public libraries—was developed and tested over several years by a national coalition of leading
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: