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

Armoral Tuttle Public Library, New Plymouth, welcomed new director Rosette Treat in August.

Banned Books Week: Sept 27−Oct 3, 2015

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Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Increasing Library Broadband through 4G

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Idaho Commission for Libraries’ broadband access survey documented that many Idaho public libraries, both small and large, don’t have adequate, affordable, or reliable broadband. Their challenges are likely to increase as more online resources are offered (such as Microsoft IT academy) and as more people bring their own devices to use the library’s Wi-Fi.

Is Your Broadband Sufficient?

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You might think that your broadband is completely sufficient for your library’s needs, but:

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By Gina Persichini, technology & access services consultant has seen a lot of changes this year. Here is a recap of new content, and information about what you might see for the LiLI Portal in the near future:

Upcoming ILA Annual Conference

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The Idaho Library Association (ILA) 2015 Annual Conference, “Libraries Leading the Way,” will be held in Boise, at Boise State University.

Calls for Nominations: Libraries and Librarians

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Best Small Library in America Nomination—public libraries

Postmark deadline:  September 9, 2015

Publications Available from Office of Attorney General

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The Office of the Attorney General recently published several manuals of interest to public libraries:

Registration open for Labor's 2015 Career Development Workshops

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Idaho’s Career Development Workshop tour will start Sept. 23 in northern Idaho and conclude on Oct. 16 in Nampa.  Session choices include an overview of PTE SkillStack and Advanced Opportunities, Basic CIS and CIS Portfolio Use and Administration, and College Planning with Next Steps Idaho.

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