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See tour photos at www.flickr.com/photos/icflphotos/sets/72157646940178723/.
In 2015, district libraries will have, at a minimum, two trustee positions open.
Remember, if a trustee resigns (or there is a vacancy for any reason), the person who is appointed to that position will have to stand for election in the May election. If elected, they will serve out the term of the trustee whose place they took. (33-2716)
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, and programs 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!
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) will be working with interested Idaho public libraries in 2014-2015 to introduce the new EatPlayGrow™ curriculum to parents of preschoolers in an effort to help them make healthier choices.
At the Idaho Library Association (ILA) 2014 Annual Conference on Thursday, October 2, State Librarian Ann Joslin welcomed participants and gave an overview of the past year at Idaho Commission for Libraries. (See this PDF of the accompanying PowerPoint slides.)
We are right in the middle of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated this year from September 15th to October 15th. Ever wonder why it is so important to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, National Women's Month, Black History Month, and similar commemorations? So important that librarians purchase materials to support it, highlight the featured authors, cult
ICfL has a new tool for school librarians! It is a newsletter for you to use as your own, with information about ICfL tools and other resources for your teachers. Here is the kicker: it comes from your library - from you! This little something you just threw together is called Low Hanging Fruit because it is easy. It's easy for you - just forward it to your teachers' emai
Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries' continuing education consultant, has received the Idaho Library Association's Special Services to Libraries Award, "in recognition for exceptional performance while serving Idaho libraries." At the ILA Annual Conference Awards Banquet on October 2, 2014, Shirley was recognized for her continued dedication to professional development, as wel
A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Mountain Home Public Library, on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. MDT, 790 N. 10th E., Mountain Home,ID, 83647.
It's time to register for our favorite reading and writing contest! The registration window for Letters About Literature is now open. Get all the details on how to enter this Idaho Core Standards-aligned contest from The Center for the Book at http://libraries.idaho.gov/lal.
home the idea that using multiple senses and problem solving allows greater
learning and better retention. Whether it’s electrifying a banana, creating a
whirli-gig, whipping up a batch of marshmallows, or putting together a 3D
puzzle, hands on activities allow adults to engage in ways often unavailable in
their daily lives.
FCC Commissioner Visits Idaho
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