State Library of Iowa Announces the 2024 All Iowa Reads SelectionsOctober 18, 2023
The All Iowa Reads selections for 2024 were announced live today on Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa program with host Charity Nebbe.
New "Find My Local Library" Interactive Map Tool from the State LibrarySeptember 28, 2023
A new tool is now available on the State Library website to help Iowans and visitors locate and connect with their local public library. The “Find My Local Library” tool displays an interactive and informational map of all the public libraries in the state.
State Library Awarded $246,000 Grant to Further Support Social Work Efforts in Iowa LibrariesAugust 08, 2023
The State Library has been awarded a grant of more than $246,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The grant will be used on efforts to support the psychosocial needs of Iowa library staff and patrons.
Register Now for Sept. 28 Learning Circuit on Productive PartnershipsAugust 01, 2023
Registration is now open for the State Library Learning Circuit on Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Librarians can earn 5 CE credits for attending.
State Library Offering Grants to Attend the 2023 ARSL Conference in Wichita, KSMay 23, 2023
The State Library of Iowa is excited to announce grants to six Iowa libraries (one in each district) to allow a librarian on staff to attend the 2023 Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Wichita, KS, September 20-23, 2023.
Director Roundtables to Kick Off May 9 with 17 Locations Across Iowa Throughout the MonthApril 25, 2023
A longtime staple in the Continuing Education calendar, directors that attend will have the chance to learn from their district consultant, network with their peers, and apply new learning in their library.
Registration Now Open for STEM Fairs and Summer Reading Summits in MarchJanuary 11, 2023
The STEM Fairs and Summer Reading Summits will give attendees ideas on how to incorporate STEM concepts at their library and find inspiration for the library's summer reading program, all while connecting in person with fellow librarians.
Register Now for ILOC 2023 Jan. 26 on “Productive Partnerships”January 05, 2023
The Iowa Libraries Online Conference (ILOC) is a free online conference for the Iowa library community, featuring keynote speakers and breakout sessions throughout the day, including a special event in the evening for library trustees.
Back to School with Brainfuse: Updates & Training OpportunitiesAugust 16, 2022
The State Library is offering ways to help Brainfuse reach more Iowans through libraries. Libraries can offer Brainfuse resources to their communities at no cost.
Online Resources for Libraries Renewed for FY23July 19, 2022
The State Library renewed several online resources and tools offered to public libraries for FY23; the resources are provided by the State Library to public libraries at no cost.
Statewide In-Person Director Roundtables Return in MayApril 22, 2022
Director Roundtables are making a comeback this spring in an important way— they are back as in-person events! Sponsored by the State Library and facilitated by District Consultants, this year’s Director Roundtables are based on ideas from the book "When to Say Yes" by Don Khouri.
Registration Open for Pop YS Con: Conference for Youth Services Librarians April 4-5 in AmesFebruary 10, 2022
Registration is now open for Pop YS Con, the State Library’s conference for librarians who work with children and teens. The conference will be held April 4-5, 2022 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, IA.
State Library Partners with ILA and IASL to offer Intellectual Freedom Seminar Mar. 9February 03, 2022
Join the State Library, the Iowa Library Association, and the Association of School Librarians for an evening of educational webinars related to Intellectual Freedom. The event will feature panel discussions, a legislative update, and board training, all geared towards library trustees and school board members.
Libraries: Apply Now for $1,000 Grants to Attend ARSL Conference in Sparks, NV this OctoberJuly 06, 2021
The grants will go to the library in the form of a reimbursement of up to $1,000 for conference registration, hotel, and travel costs.
Kernels: New “Quick” Continuing Education from the State LibraryFebruary 08, 2021
The State Library Continuing Education team is excited to unveil “Kernels,” a new series of quick continuing education courses for librarians.
New Edition of the Iowa Library Trustee's Handbook Now AvailableFebruary 05, 2021
State Library staff have completed work on a revised edition of the Iowa Library Trustee's Handbook. In updating the previous 2014 edition, the new 2021 publication is now available for Iowa library trustees and directors to reference.