Idaho’s children are not competitive in today’s world of a knowledge-driven economy. The statistics tell a story of chronic unpreparedness for life beyond high school.
- Nearly one in four Idaho students fails to graduate from high school with a regular diploma in four years.1
- Idaho ranks 46th of all states in college completion at 22.3 percent.2
- Nearly 5,800 students did not graduate from Idaho’s high schools in 2010; the lost lifetime earnings in Idaho for that class of dropouts alone totals over $1.5 billion.3
- The Go-to-College rate for first time freshman is less than 50%.4
Librarians, working together, have the ability to change this narrative.
–From College and Career Ready, Working Together for Idaho
This innovative event is a departure from past conferences. We invite you to join us for Libraries Anchor Communities: Conversations Leading to Action to take an action-oriented look at the current state of Idaho’s communities and how the state’s libraries and librarians can come together to work toward a brighter future.
The need is there. Are we willing to step forward to try to find ways to meet the need of our children and our future?
Libraries Anchor Communities: Conversations Leading to Action
Please join the Idaho Library Association –Region 2, in partnership with the University of Idaho, for our Annual Spring Region 2 Conference on Friday, March 30th 2012 from 1-5 p.m. at the University Inn Best Western in Moscow Idaho!
The Annual Spring Region 2 Conference will feature a keynote speaker, three panel sessions, and an interactive workshop where participants will develop action plans for their own libraries.
The conference planning committee is seeking panelists interested in addressing the question, “What are the programs you sponsor in your library to collaborate with and support your communities?” Panelists speaking on themes of literacy, education, business/entrepreneurship, or community partnerships are welcome, as are librarians from all types of libraries.
If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please e-mail ideas for discussion to Conference Planning Chair Lynn Baird at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 6th, 2012.
Please note that the conference is happening several weeks earlier than in past years, so please mark your calendars and watch for program and registration details in the coming weeks!
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