State of the Idaho Librarian


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Hello all.  We have actually gotten fewer submissions (one total, in fact) than we have gotten in the same time frame in recent years.  If you like what we are trying to do this year send in material that supports that.  If you don’t like what we are trying to do this year send in more traditional materials.  You control the destiny of the Idaho Librarian.  Wield your power already, people.

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You won’t believe your eyes when you see this call for The Idaho Librarian

This year The Idaho Librarian is trying something new.


We’ve been online for awhile but we haven’t really been acting like it.


We’d like to bring you more content on a continuous basis.

continuousWe’d like to interact with you more.


We’d like everyone to be having more fun!


Because right now whenever we send out a call or release an issue:

tumbleweedWe’ve got a super handful of contributors who have been keeping us going for the last couple of years but they need more super friends.

superfriendsWe’re all in this profession because we LOVE libraries!


Let’s share that love by sharing awesome library-related things on the internet!

shareWe want to see anything you want to submit about libraries, books, data, research, or information literacy!


Bonus points here as in life if it is about Idaho!

idahoSo get creative!  We’re not just looking for articles!  We’re looking for opinion pieces, infographics, lists, listicles, best practices, personal experience, photo essays, videos.  We might even be persuaded to publish fiction, poetry, art or comics.


If it is awesome and it is about libraries we are into it.  That’s our new jam in 2015.

deal1All of our book reviews go through Laura Abbott.  Keep an eye out for her announcements or contact her to let her know you are interested.

eatingAll technology-oriented submissions should be sent to Ellie Dworak.

dancingcompEverything else should be sent to Robert Perret.  If not sure, send it to Robert.

neverendingSubmit now!  You could be published on the internet as soon as pretty soon!

doitFollow us @idaholibrarian

Spring 2013, vol. 63, no. 1

Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of The Idaho Librarian! Please enjoy the articles and feel free to comment or share using WP’s features.


Spring 2013, v. 63, no. 1

Featured Articles

Notable and Notorious Idaho Women: An Annotated Bibliography

by Amy Vecchione

Time for Libraries to Take a Fresh Look at Wikipedia

by Alex Kyrios


Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone [Review]

reviewed by Christopher N. Fox

On the Dark Side of the Moon [Review]

reviewed by Cheri Rendler

Religion and the Public Conscience: Ecumenical Civil Rights Work in Seattle, 1940-1960 [Review]

reviewed by Karl Bridges

Sudden Death Over Time [Review]

reviewed by Michelle Armstrong

The Librarian’s Nitty-Gritty Guide to Social Media [Review]

reviewed by Rebekah Hosman

For links to previous issues click HERE.

Your feedback is welcome; just email the editor and let us know what you think.

Editor’s Note

Something for Everyone, Everywhere

There is something for everyone and everywhere in this issue. With 26 articles and book reviews, covering everything from Advocacy to Yarn Bombing (A-Y).

There’s Horror in Academia, Basques in the American West, Google Apps for Education, and a Winning Combination of Technology and Teens.

Ever wonder about the process involving ALA Resolutions? What has the Idaho Legislative Committee been up to? Have you recognized any authors lately? Boise State University has!

You can be Everywhere You Want to Be with an enticing perspective or maybe you would like to read about an Opportunity of a Lifetime.

There is a nice variety of fiction and nonfiction books that have been reviewed to assist you in choosing new books for your personal or organization’s library. The reviewer’s perspectives and opinions are as fun to read as the books themselves. A wide range of books are reviewed for teens, adults, and even librarians!

So look over the table of contents and choose something to read, there’s something waiting for you no matter where you are.

Thomas Ivie, Editor