July 1 Changes to Idaho Code

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Effective July 1, 2015:

Title 74:  Transparent and Ethical Government takes effect.  The link to this new title is now live.

ICfL wins May in Motion Platinum Level Award

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This year, after a "May in Motion" month of busing, biking, ride-sharing, and walking, Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) earned the Platinum Level Alternative Transportation Champions award! Criteria for reaching the Platinum level are:
1. Five smart transportation incentives and subsidies

Library News From Around the State

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Find out what is happening in Idaho libraries. Do you have news about your library that you’d like to share in an upcoming Nexus e-newsletter? Please let me know at teresa.lipus@libraries.idaho.gov.

Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2015 Results

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In April 2015, during National Library Week, Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.

Living the Community’s Vision: A Summary

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by Shirley Biladeau and Teresa Lipus   (Full article is posted at libraries.idaho.gov/blogs/living-community-vision.)

SPLAT Corner

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The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) acts in the “crow’s nest” capacity, searching for innovation, proposing and leading experiments and pilot projects, and discovering new opportunities. SPLAT members pledge to build their own expertise in innovative practices and share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues in the Idaho library community.

Outside the Lines Week

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Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration—September 13–19, 2015—demonstrating the creativity and innovation in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, a school library or a public library, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that:

Upcoming Leadership Development Opportunities

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce two leadership development opportunities that will be available for staff working in publicly-funded libraries in Idaho. This is part of the Library Leadership Advisory Committee initiative that has developed since the April 2014 Leadership Training Needs Assessment Summit.

Online Donations to Your Public Library

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Have you thought about collecting donations through your public library website? Here are a couple of options to consider:
- Use your existing payment processor. If you already have an online payment option for collecting fines, your customer rep should be able to provide you with a web interface for adding an online donation option.