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

Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2014

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Idaho Library Snapshot Day is being held during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014.
Pick any day during that week and “snapshot” away!

Upcoming Celebration Weeks and National Library Events

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  • School Library Month, April 2014, is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April, school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s education.

U.S. Citizenship and Libraries

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by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

SWIM Graduates: Where are they now? Part 2

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In the Jan/Feb 2014 issue of the Nexus e-newsletter we followed up with several graduates of the South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana (SWIM) Regional Collaborative Library Education Project, which was funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Following are stories from some of the other SWIM graduates.

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.

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Applications Open for Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Workshops is a series of
three 45-minute workshops that involve young children and their parents in

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Adult Programs Assessment Success Story

In April 2013 I shared the results of Adult Programs community assessment surveys conducted by Ada Community Library staff.

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Community Awareness -- Free Content

All librarians are encouraged to use and repurpose the articles on ALA's public awareness website, www.atyourlibrary.org, to highlight the resources available every day at libraries.  All the information is available under a Creative Commons license that allows libraries to repurpose content in either an online or offline format, with proper crediting to atyourlibrary.org.   So w