How Can I Learn More About Idaho Libraryland?
The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is an administrative division of the State of Idaho, serving as a library development agency whose mission is to build the capacity of Idaho libraries to better serve their clientele. Effective July 1, 2006, the Idaho State Library became the Idaho Commission for Libraries, Idaho’s state library agency. The ICfL’s chief administrator is the State Librarian, who reports to the five-member Board of Library Commissioners, appointed by the Governor. For specific questions about ICfL programs and services, please see the staff contact page.
The Idaho Library Association is the professional organization for Idaho’s librarians and library workers, headquartered in Boise, Idaho. For more information about the ILA, please contact them through their website: https://idaholibraries.wildapricot.org/
LiLI.org is the gateway for Idaho residents to free access to online tools for their educational, business, and recreational needs. The LiLI databases provide easy online access to the full text of thousands of magazines, professional journals, reference materials, and newspapers. Also included are databases for personal and professional development, including auto repair, reader advisory, health information, language learning, genealogy, scholarly research, computer and software literacy, practice tests for college and occupational entrance exams, and much, much more! For more information about LiLI services and programs, including LiLIschools.org, contact Marina Rose, E-Resources Library Consult at Marina.Rose@libraries.idaho.gov or 208-639-4165 local or 800-458-3271 toll-free.
LiLIschools.org offers Idaho students in grades K-12 free access to a curated set of online tools focused on their educational needs.
Too Much Library Jargon? Never Fear.
The Online Dictionary for Library and Information Science (ODLIS) by Joan M. Reitz is a comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. Library folk tend to use a lot of abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms, and professional jargon, so this dictionary will come in handy as you learn the ropes. You may wish to bookmark it on your browser.