Idaho Commission for LibrariesAddress: 325 W State St., Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 334-2150 | In-State Toll Free: (800) 458-3271
Printed from the Idaho Commission for Libraries website: http://libraries.idaho.gov
BTOP public service announcements
One of our primary Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) partners, Idaho Public Television, created several public service announcements (PSAs) to let Idahoans know about the resources that are available to them through the broadband grant. Radio PSAs aired in English and Spanish.
This week saw the beginning of Credible Connections - a networking opportunity for all libraries and rave reviews are rolling in! These 2-hour networking sesions in Mountain Home, Hailey, Burley, Twin Falls and Buhl enabled representatives from libraries, Department of Labor, Adult Basic Education, economic development groups and local interested community members to discover the vast array of resources and develop a connection for the next successful partnership to strengthen their communities.
Scout Video Collections, at scout.lili.org is provided by Idaho Public Television for learners of all ages. It offers thousands of multimedia resources as part of the Commission’s Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) service. Scout Video Collections includes Scout, Classroom Edition and Scout, Idaho Collection.
Credible Connections – An Outreach Opportunity
What are the burning issues in your community? Economic Development? Jobs? Education? The Idaho Commission for Libraries through its online @ your library grant project and in collaboration with Idaho Department of Labor and Adult Basic Education/PTE will be hosting a 2-hour networking session in a community near you to connect with individuals who have resources to address those burning issues. Join in the conversation and get connected with the resources that will make a difference for your library, your community.
Many job search tools and resources are available from the Idaho Department of Labor, including the following recent additions:
BTOP Kick-offs at Connectivity Libraries
Teachers and students in Idaho now have immediate access for
their lessons and homework to more than 14,000 research-based instructional
resources—including videos, interactives, images, audio files, mobile apps,
lesson plans, and worksheets--through Scout, Classroom Edition. Find it at http://idahoptv.pbslearningmedia.org.
We are almost halfway through the “online @ your library” Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant period.
The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) Advisory Task Force operated in partnership with Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) staff. It was active from June 2011 to December 2012.