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Accreditation
Public library standards and accreditation program.
Adult Services
Ideas for library services and programs for adults.
Annual Survey
Public library annual survey and statistics.
Bookmarks (monthly)
For customizing
Buildings
Resources for implementing a successful library building project.

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CatExpress
Learn how to become a member of the Iowa CatExpress buying group
Center for the Book
ICB stimulates public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries.
Certification
About the Iowa Certification Program for Public Librarians.
Children's Services
Resources for providing the best possible library services to children
Combined School / Public Libraries
Information to assist Iowa communities in making informed decisions about combining school and public library services.
Continuing Education and Link to Webinar Archives
Continuing education opportunities.
County Funding for Public Libraries
Shows the amount of county funding to public libraries.
Databases
The State Library offers Iowans access to FirstSearch and EBSCOhost.
Digital and Information Literacy
Digital and information literacy resources for libraries
Direct State Aid
Requirements for Direct State Aid distributed to public libraries.
Directories
The SILO library directories and the Iowa Library Directory.
Discounts
Describes active discounts and pricing specials on products
District Offices
Information about the six district offices of Iowa Library Services.
Downloadables
Support for NEIBORS and WILBOR audiobook and eBook consortia

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eBooks
Find links to resources, research and latest developments in eBooks and libraries
E-Rate
Information for libraries applying for this federal program
Early Childhood Literacy
Resources for public libraries to assist them with their role in early literacy development for children ages zero to five.
EBSCOhost
Information for libraries on EBSCOhost online resources.
Enrich Iowa
The Enrich Iowa Program includes: Direct State Aid (for public libraries), Open Access and Interlibrary Loan Reimbursement.

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FirstSearch
Information for libraries on FirstSearch online resources.
Funding
Information for libraries about funding opportunities.
Grants
Information for libraries about funding sources
HealthInfoIowa
An Iowa-focused website with authoritative content that ranges from national health and medical databases to regional, state and local links. A first stop for Iowans, both information consumers and providers.

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Information Literacy
Resources on helping people find, evaluate and use information.
Interlibrary Loan Copyright Compliance
An overview of Section 108 of the Copyright Act which allows ILL copying under certain terms and conditions.
Interlibrary Loan for Libraries (Out-of-State)
Iowa Public Libraries use this form to request items not found in Iowa libraries
Interlibrary Loan Reimbursement Program
A subsidy program which gives Iowans equal access to library resources by supporting library resource sharing.
Iowa Center for the Book
The mission of the ICB is to stimulate public interest in books, reading, literacy and libraries.
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
Come explore Iowa history and culture by viewing pictures from the collections of Iowa libraries and museums.
Iowa Library Directories
The SILO library directories and the Iowa Library Directory.
Iowa Publications Online
Documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa state agencies. In electronic form.
Job List
Job openings in Iowa libraries.
Job Seekers
Libraries helping job seekers.

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Learning Express
Learn about this important, free online resource for libraries. This resource is provided to assist Iowa's job seekers with online test taking and other job resources.
Levy (Special Library)
The special library levy (also called the 27 cent levy) is a potential source of additional funding for public libraries allowed by the Code of Iowa, 384.12 (21).
Librarians
Resources for and about librarians.
Library Boards
Resources to help library trustees be effective
Library Buildings
Resources for implementing a successful library building project
Library Director Manual
A quick reference source for public library directors on library service in Iowa
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
About LSTA and how the funding is used in Iowa.
Multiple Copies for Book Discussions
Use this list to find multiple copies of books in libraries. This is useful when ordering multiple copies of a title for book discussion groups.
NEIBORS
Support for NEIBORS downloadable Audiobook and eBook consortia
Open Access
Iowa's reciprocal borrowing program. Includes program description, Terms of Agreement, and Annual Report
Planning
Resources on planning for public libraries.
PLOW
About Putting Libraries on the Web (PLOW) which provides websites for public libraries. Link to online instructions and tutorials.
Policy Samples
Contains sample public library policies.
Program Ideas
Share some of the different, successful programs and services libraries offer. Send unique programs ideas to Annette Wetteland (annette.wetteland@lib.state.ia.us). Photos are always appreciated.

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Reference Help
The State Library's subject experts can help with medical or legal questions.
Reorganization - Iowa Library Services
Updates about the Iowa Library Services Reorganization and transition.
Rural Library Funding
Rural library funding by county (.pdf) and (.xls) including per capita and by valuation, for FY13 and previous years.
School Libraries
Information on the value to students
SILO
State of Iowa Libraries Online. Information about web, email, email lists, silo ill, Iowa Locator, and DNS services.
Special Library Levy
The special library levy (also called the 27 cent levy) is a potential source of additional funding for public libraries allowed by the Code of Iowa, 384.12 (21).
Smart investing@your library®
Find information about the grant from ALA and FINRA.
Standards
Public library standards and accreditation program.
Statistics
Public library statistics are collected annually and used to evaluate and enhance library service at the local, state, and national levels.
Summer Library Program
About the Summer Library Program - manuals and other materials offered to public libraries by the State Library .

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Teen Services
Resources for providing the best possible library services to tenns
Tell the Library Story
Telling the Library Story
Trustees
Resources to help library trustees be effective.
Van Delivery
Find schedules and van delivery service as offered by various AEAs
Web Connect
Compare your library with peers or create historical charts and graphs about your own library with Web Connect.
Webinar Archives
Recorded webinars from Iowa Library Services
Weeding
Weeding the library's collection is an essential part of a library's collection development and maintenance; it helps to ensure a current, useful collection. It can be a difficult, even painful, process for some but the weeding process is respectful to the library's mission and its service to the public.
WILBOR
Support for WILBOR consortium
Workforce Development
Iowa Workforce Development and it's relationship with libraries.
Young Adult Services
Resources for providing the best possible library services to young adults
Youth Services
Resources for librarians serving youth.
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