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As 2015 approaches, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is preparing for another year of helping libraries build the capacity to better serve their clientele. The Commission supports Idaho libraries in a variety of ways, by:
• maintaining online resources at LiLI.org available to Idahoans at a huge savings through our statewide contracts.
Outputs such as circulation, attendance at programs, or number of participants can tell you how much your program was utilized, but those numbers do not tell you how well your program worked.
Participants in the Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program are invited to join USAC for a series of webinars on various topics over the next few weeks. Each webinar covers different subjects related to the administration of the E-rate program. All events and resources are offered free of charge.
A subject guide is a set of resources designed to help patrons fully research and explore a topic. Since the patrons of a school library are teachers and students, it is best to keep both audiences in mind when creating one.
Ann Joslin’s 35 Years of Service
The 2014 Idaho Library Association (ILA) Annual Conference, “Riding the River of Change,” offered something for everyone, with workshops, business meetings, a legislative panel, presentations, a welcome and “year in review” from State Librarian Ann Joslin (see the ICfL blog), and an awards banquet.
The Idaho Commission for Libraries is again sponsoring the Letters About Literature writing competition for Idaho. The annual competition is coordinated and funded by the Library of Congress Center for the Book. Students write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their perspective on the world. There are three competition levels:
By Gina Persichini, Patrick Bodily, and Shirley Biladeau, ICfL Consultants
See tour photos at www.flickr.com/photos/icflphotos/sets/72157646940178723/.
In 2015, district libraries will have, at a minimum, two trustee positions open.
by Erica Compton, project coordinator
The Big Read is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2015 and June 2016. Organizations selected to participate in the Big Read receive a grant, access to educational and promotional materials, and online training resources and opportunities.
As part of its IMLS-funded Health Happens in Libraries program, OCLC is seeking up to five public libraries with which to collaborate to develop and implement community health activities with a local partner.
Congratulations to Erin Downey, District Librarian at Boise Independent School District, and to Carol Robinson, District Librarian at Joint School District 171 in Orofino, on their acceptance into the LiLead Fellows Program! The LiLead fellowship is an 18-month program through the University of Maryland, with the goal to create a network of school library supervisors w
During the 2014 Legislative Session, the Legislature established an official Idaho Day, to be observed each year on March 4 with a proclamation from the governor, ceremonies, programs, and activities to honor Idaho’s heritage.
To receive a deduction for 2014, individuals or corporations must donate to the library by December 31, 2014.
Patrick Bodily hit the ground running as Idaho Commission for Libraries’ new eastern Idaho field consultant. In early October he attended the Idaho Library Association Annual Conference in Lewiston, meeting librarians and getting to know the Idaho library community.
The Laura Bush Foundation funds $5,000 grants for school libraries to expand their book collections. Go to their website at http://www.laurabushfoundation.com/ to get the details and see if your school meets the eligibility requirements. Submission deadline is December 15th, 2014. Good luck!
One of the positive results from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association's Grant "Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" and two “Let’s Talk About It" (LTAI) book discussion series, themed "Points of View" and "Connected Histories", is a collaboration of local libraries.
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