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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.

ICfL's Kevin Tomlinson elected to ARSL Board of Directors

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Congratulations to ICfL Consultant Kevin Tomlinson, who was recently elected to the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) Board of Directors! Kevin will begin his new position at ARSL’s annual conference in Tacoma, Washington in September.

Other newly elected board members include:

ICfL Professional Opportunity: Public Library Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has an opening for a Public Library Consultant in our Eastern Field Office.

Notes from ICfL

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Good news: The Governor signed the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) FY2015 appropriation bill (HB 606) on March 26. We are happy to report that ongoing funding for LearningExpress Library has been officially approved.

SPLAT Corner: SPLAT Members Engage ICfL Commissioners

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On February 21, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Commissioners attended their regularly scheduled meeting and then enjoyed a presentation by the Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) members.

Retirements at the Eastern Field Office

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by Marjorie Hooper, Associate State Librarian

While we at the Idaho Commission for Libraries may be sad as Frank Nelson and Debby Wylie leave us after so many years, we wish them nothing but the best as they enter this new phase of life:  Retirement!!

ICfL Welcomes New Web Developer

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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) begins the new year with a new web developer, welcoming Edgar Correa in early January. Correa, who graduated from Nampa High and attended Boise State University, has been in the web development world since 2001 when he joined HP as a contractor doing web support for a group of internal and external websites.

ICfL FY2015 Budget Enhancement Request

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The FY2015 budget request submitted by the Board of Library Commissioners includes two line items (enhancements, or above maintenance level). If approved by the 2014 Legislature, the funding will be available as of July 1, 2014.

ICfL Board Tours Libraries in North Idaho

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Board of Commissioners visited six libraries in north Idaho in October. The Board tours libraries annually, choosing a different area of the state each year.