National journal lauds Idaho's "2020 Vision" for libraries

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In a recent editorial, the Library Journal recognized Idaho library leaders for their “2020 Vision: Idaho Libraries Futures Conference” in 2005 and the culture of creativity and innovation that emerged as a result.

Public library Internet speed test extended to August 8

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The American Library Association (ALA) and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland College Park are extending the deadline for public libraries to gauge the quality of public access to the internet until August 8.

Notes from ICfL, July 2014

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Commission staff and Idaho librarians have been busy in the past few months with community building, literacy, professional development, and outreach activities.

Library News From Around the State

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 Teresa Lipus know at teresa.lipus@libraries.idaho.gov.

Locally Recorded TBS Books Go National

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In April, the Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) received an invitation from the National Library Service (NLS) to join the first pilot project to evaluate locally recorded books as a first step to adding these Idaho books to the Braille and Audio Reading Database (BARD).

Calls for Library Nominations

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2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service—all library types
Nomination deadline: October 15, 2014

Important LiLI Database Notices

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By Gina A. Persichini, technology and access services consultant

A few changes at LiLI.org:
1.   Please welcome LiLI to LiLI.org. The LiLI “Guide Me” option is now available on our the main site. LiLI is there to guide newcomers to a good place to start based on their information needs or task at hand.

Interlibrary Loan–A Few Tips to Save a Few Dollars

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By Gina A. Persichini, technology and access services consultant
With the migration to the new OCLC WorldShare ILL platform complete, it’s a good time for some interlibrary loan (ILL) tips. And, who doesn’t love reminders for saving money?

Idaho State Historical Society seeks input for expanded State Historical Museum

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The Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is expanding the Idaho State Historical Museum and developing world-class exhibits to inspire and invite exploration and discussion of Idaho's past, present, and future. ISHS needs statewide input now as they develop the museum. 

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Developing Volunteer Management Skills

If you need support as a volunteer coordinator, are considering creating a volunteer program in your library, or want to take your volunteer program to the next level, joining an organization especially for volunteer managers might be the answer.  Volunteer managers realize the important role they play in helping their organization meet its mission.  Participating in a volun