Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
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Register your Hour of Code event and learn to code with the likes of Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Flappy Bird, and more - there is something for everyone and kids of all ages! Plus, your event will be registered on the Global Map, and educators are eligible for prizes!
Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce that Mark Alldredge, a Boise certified public accountant, has been appointed by the Governor’s Office to the Board of Library Commissioners for a five-year term ending June 30, 2019.
Idaho Commission for Libraries' volunteer coordinator, Sheila Winther, has been awarded the Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS) 2015 “Excellence in Volunteer Management” Award! This award recognizes volunteer administrators for their outstanding contributions to the profession and for their promotion of quality volunteer experiences in Idaho.
School and public libraries celebrated Teen Read Week during October with a variety of activities and events. Some libraries built on YALSA's "Get Away @ your library" theme by challenging teens to share their dream get away from a book in any media they found appropriate. Teens submitted their ideas via Facebook, PowerPoint, sculpture, and videos. All of the submis
Books have the power to bring communities together and ignite conversations. The Big Read is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 grant program, which will award 75 organizations grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2016 and June 2017.
The Commission is now accepting applications for Bright Futures Summer Outreach Programs. These opportunities are designed to reach more children with summer reading programs, especially those considered “underserved.” Each program is designed to achieve specific outcomes and participating libraries must report results in the ICfL annual summer reading programs report.
Finding school library-specific professional development (PD) can be hard to manage. The big conferences and formal courses are expensive and most involve travel. To further complicate the matter, getting time away from school, arranging a substitute (if that's an option), and myriad other obstacles make this best practice not practicable for many school librarians.
Idaho libraries are leading the way in making, and your public library can join this exciting movement!
A conference call meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. MDT. The meeting may also be attended at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702, in the Table Rock Conference Room on the main floor.
The “What a Deal” Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet for 2015, designed to help you promote donations to your public library or library district, is available here.
Asking in order to receive is not a new concept. Whether the approach is based in religion or follows as outlined in pop culture books, the idea runs something like this: through the power of positive thinking, the thinker influences the outcome. No matter how outlandish or seemingly unattainable your desire, this philosophy states, all you have to do is ask and you will receive it.
Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 School Library Access Mini-Grants!
Dr. Roger Stewart, Boise State University, College of Education, received the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Special Services to Libraries award. This award is given to someone who has offered exceptional support to Idaho libraries. Dr.
State Librarian Ann Joslin addressed attendees at the Idaho Library Association (ILA) All-Member Annual Business Meeting, Thursday, October 1.
Idaho public and elementary school library staff are
A meeting of the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners will be held at the Idaho Commission for Libraries, on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 8:30 A.M. MDT, in the Table Rock Conference Room.
Notice of Executive Session – Pursuant to Idaho Code 74-206(1)(a) to discuss the merits of the candidates to fill an open seat on the Idaho Board of Library Commissioners.
This summer has been a whirlwind of travel, activity and learning here at the School Libraries desk at ICfL. Topping the list of favorites of the summer were opportunities to meet many Idaho school librarians from all parts of the state. Running a close second was learning about new trends and developments in Libraryland to bring back to our state. So, in the spirit of the tra
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Armoral Tuttle Public Library, New Plymouth, welcomed new director Rosette Treat in August.
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information.
Idaho Commission for Libraries’ broadband access survey documented that many Idaho public libraries, both small and large, don’t have adequate, affordable, or reliable broadband. Their challenges are likely to increase as more online resources are offered (such as Microsoft IT academy) and as more people bring their own devices to use the library’s Wi-Fi.
You might think that your broadband is completely sufficient for your library’s needs, but:
By Gina Persichini, technology & access services consultant
LiLI.org has seen a lot of changes this year. Here is a recap of new content, and information about what you might see for the LiLI Portal in the near future:
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