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Study shows that a strong school library program is correlated to higher student achievement across all demographics, and the ICfL works to support school library staff in their efforts to develop and sustain those programs.  There are a few adults who interact with every student at a school throughout the students’ years in the building; the school librarian is one of them.  With this advantage, the school librarian plays a central role in developing a library program and curriculum suited to the needs of their students and teachers, supporting them in learning and exploring reading, research, technology, information/media literacy, special interests, and more.

What We Do
At the ICfL, we support school libraries by providing professional development and grant programs for library programs and librarians, offering virtual and in-person opportunities for librarians to connect with colleagues across our state, introducing new technologies and tools for librarians, teachers, and students, and providing resources and consulting services to school librarians, teachers, and administrators.

School Library Services

Low Hanging Fruit

Newsletter and template to promote the services in the school library to parents, faculty, and administrators.

Summer Summit

Annual conference for Idaho’s School librarians.

Bucks for Books

Bucks for Books

Partnership with the Idaho Lottery to bring funding for books to Idaho’s elementary schools.

School Library Access Mini-Grants

Grants to provide Idaho’s K-12 students better access to reading materials through improved school library collections.

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NextGen Information Literacy

Resources to help students develop skills to evaluate whether online information is credible.

LITT: School Libraries

Have a nice chat each quarter with school librarians from around the state.

Additional Resources and Information

Nonfiction Book of the Month Archive

After nearly 10 years and dozens of book reviews, the Nonfiction Book of the Month list has ended. Browse the archive to discover fantastic titles for readers in grades K-12 and beyond. In addition to the review for each book, there are recommendations for titles on the topic for other age groups, a fiction pairing, on-topic resources on the internet, and sometimes a movie.

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Model School Library – Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for more information.

Jeannie Standal

Jeannie Standal

School Library Consultant
Email / 208-639-4139
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