Updated Library Laws Manual is Online

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The 2015 edition of the Library Laws Manual is now online. It can also be accessed from the Trustees page (Idaho Library Laws) and the Publications tab. Important changes include new Title 74 (“Transparent and Ethical Government”) and the extension of the expanded income tax credit for charitable deductions.

Public Libraries: Statistical Report Due January 1

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Public Libraries: Annual Library Statistical Report is Due January 1!
Due date for report and signed Board Certification page:  January 1, 2016
Available at http://collect.btol.com 
Login ID and Password: same as in previous years

LiLI.org Update

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by Gina Persichini, technology & access services consultant
We are very happy to share some improvements we made to LiLI.org.

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.

ICfL FY2017 Budget Enhancement Request for STEM Support

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As 2016 approaches, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is preparing for another year of helping libraries build the capacity to better serve their clientele. Recently, ICfL’s Board of Library Commissioners submitted budget enhancement requests (requests for new funding) to the State of Idaho Division of Financial Management (DFM) for the next fiscal year, July 2016–June 2017.

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Librarian Superheroes Use Journal Alerts!

It is a little known fact that Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, started her career as a librarian. It's true! Librarians can become superheroes outside Gotham City, too, by providing the right resources and information at the right time. Journal alerts are a great tool for the school librian's utility belt to achieve superhero status at school!

Here is how it works:

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LiLI Databases FY2015 Annual Report

  • 17% increase in use
  • 38 cents per login
  • 295 people trained

The Annual Report of the LiLI Database (LiLI-D) program for Fiscal Year 2015 was recently completed and can be found online at http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/LiLID-AnnualReportFY2015.pdf.

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Got Plans the Week of Dec. 7th - 13th? Participate in the Largest Learning Event in History!

Register your Hour of Code event and learn to code with the likes of Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Flappy Bird, and more - there is something for everyone and kids of all ages!  Plus, your event will be registered on the Global Map, and educators are eligible for prizes!

Commissioner from SW Idaho Appointed to ICfL Board

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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce that Mark Alldredge, a Boise certified public accountant, has been appointed by the Governor’s Office to the Board of Library Commissioners for a five-year term ending June 30, 2019.

ICfL Volunteer Coordinator Wins 2015 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

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Idaho Commission for Libraries' volunteer coordinator, Sheila Winther, has been awarded the Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS) 2015 “Excellence in Volunteer Management” Award! This award recognizes volunteer administrators for their outstanding contributions to the profession and for their promotion of quality volunteer experiences in Idaho.