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ICfL Budget Set

In regard to the state budget for fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), the Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee CONDITIONALLY approved a one-time amount of $200,000 for the Talking Book Service (TBS) . . . IF the agency’s federal* funding were eliminated.

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JFAC to Set ICfL Budget

The Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee is scheduled to set the budget for state fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on Friday, February 23, 2018. The proceedings begin at 8 a.m., with the ICfL scheduled to be the second agency on the agenda.

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    Legislative Outreach Tips by State Librarian Ann Joslin

    The American Library Association (ALA) recently invited me to contribute a piece about legislative outreach, which was placed in ALA’s magazine, American Libraries.

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    How does the library respond to the impact of automation on the job market?

    In the future, the job market will change and libraries can play a role to shepherd our communities through it successfully. An article from the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) in May 2017 reported that “job automatic will hit certain metropolitan areas significantly harder than others” (Chen, 2017).

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    Held's Reappointment to ICfL Board Approved by Governor Otter

    We are very pleased that Governor Otter has approved the reappointment of John Held for another term to serve on the Board of Commissioners for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). John is the 1st Congressional District Representative.

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    Meeting with Idaho's Congressional Representatives in Washington, D.C.

    Each May, the American Library Association (ALA) encourages state library leaders to visit their congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. during its National Library Legislative Day. The two-day advocacy event is being held May 1-2, 2017.

    Bailey-White Named Deputy State Librarian

    Stephanie Bailey-White, Deputy State Librarian

    State Librarian, Ann Joslin, announced Stephanie Bailey-White has been named Deputy State Librarian.

    Bailey-White has been with the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) since 1991, when she was hired as the Public Information Officer. After several years in that position, Stephanie worked on numerous outreach programs and was instrumental in developing the Read to Me program.

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    ICfL 2016 Highlights Video

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) assists libraries in building the capacity to better serve their communities.

    We produced a highlight video of our 2016 accomplishments that we hope you will take a few minutes to watch.

    Perhaps you will get some ideas of ways the ICfL can facilitate the realization of your goals.

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    ICfL Target

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the first edition of ICfL Target.  This is a new quarterly publication identifying "need to know" activities and deadlines.  Communication is critical in today's world, more so than ever before.  This publication is designed to b

    State Librarian Ann Joslin gives Keynote at ILA Region 4 Conference

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    State Librarian Ann Joslin gave a well-received keynote address at the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Region 4 Spring Conference on April 15, 2016.