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Survival Guide for Idaho Librarians: Technology

A quick-start ready reference source for the accidental public library director or school librarian in Idaho

LiLI Databases

LiLI Tools: Or, Hey, where did that database come from?

Libraries Linking Idaho (LiLI) is a statewide program bringing networked services to Idaho residents through their public, school, and academic libraries - and through The database program is coordinated by staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries with funding through the State of Idaho and additional grant-funded support through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The tools available through the LiLI Databases are collected and paid for by ICfL and available to all Idahoans through Important information about LiLI Databases for you library:

  • Linking to the Databases: Libraries may choose to direct users right to or link to individual databases with a unique account for the library.
    • Any links should be properly branded to note they are provided by LiLI - ICfL provides instructions with multiple options for branding.
    • To set up accounts for your library, contact the vendors' technical support. Contact information is provided on the LiLI Databases Information page on the ICfL Website.
  • Promoting the Databases: A number of promotional items are available by request for Idaho libraries to Boost Database Usage. Promotional items include products provided by the vendors and products available through ICfL through the online order form.
  • Learning About the Databases: A guide with online tutorials and archived webinars is available to learn about database features and functionality. These tutorials can be shared with library staff and users.


Technology:  Or, What's New Today?

eBranch:  If your library has an ebranch (website) hosted by the Idaho Commission for Libraries, this link will provide valuable information on how to use and manage the site.

Blog:  Special Projects Library Action Team

Blog:  Tame the Web

Blog:  ALA Tech Source

Digital Literacy Curriculum:  Texas State Library

Training Curriculum:

Speed Tests: