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Weeding: April Best Practice of the Month

Ah, Spring! The sun is shining (sometimes), the wind is blowing (always), and bulbs are sending up early blooms that assure us that winter is almost over.  Gardeners are itching to get going. So, while pulling all those winter weeds out of the vegetable patch, it is a good time to consider weeding the library collection, too.

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2015-2016 School Library Access Mini-Grants - Open Now!

Applications are currently open for the 2015-2016 School Library Access Mini-Grants, due by May 6, 2015.  These school library grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and are aimed at addressing acces to print in the home for our earliest readers (pre-K through 1st grade).

Notes from ICfL

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In January, the Governor’s FY2016 budget recommendation for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) included our request for a $100,000 permanent increase for Read to Me (RTM) Mini-Grants for more elementary school libraries to increase convenient access to quality, age-appropriate books for young children.

New Technical Records Specialist at the Commission

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Baxter Q. Andrews joined the Idaho Commission for Libraries staff in December as our Technical Records Specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, 15 years of experience as a paralegal, and a wide-ranging background in data gathering and record keeping.

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.

Aspen Report: Rising to the Challenge

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Last October, the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries released a report stemming from work done over the last year, including conversations and explorations with Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) members.

SPLAT Corner

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The Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) acts in the "crow's nest" capacity, searching for innovation, proposing and leading experiments and pilot projects, and discovering new opportunities. SPLAT members pledge to build their own expertise in innovative practices and  share their expertise and experiences with their colleagues in the Idaho library community.

More Press for Make It at the Library

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Idaho's Make It at the Library program through Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) continues to garner regional, state, and national attention.

Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2015

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By Hailey Roberts
Idaho Library Snapshot Day will be held again this year during National Library Week (April 12-18), an annual, nationwide celebration of the work and contributions of libraries and library personnel sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA).