Notes from ICfL

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Appropriations: The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 is Senate Bill 1392.

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.

Welcome to Tamra Hawley-House

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is very pleased that Tammy Hawley-House joined our staff in December as our reading programs/teen activities coordinator.  Hawley-House, who works with the Read to Me and Make It at the Library teams, has worked in public libraries for over 20 years, with most of those years devoted to the service of children and their caregivers.

LiLAC Application Deadline: April 15

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The Library Leadership Advisory Committee (LiLAC), a collaborative effort between the Idaho Commission for Libraries and the Idaho Library Association, is recruiting new members. This 10-member committee of individuals from all types of libraries and  all Idaho geographic areas has made great strides toward cultivating a leadership environment within the Idaho library community.

ILA and ALA Offer Joint Membership for Students

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The Idaho Library Association (ILA) voted to join forces with the American Library Association (ALA) and offer a new membership for Idaho library school students. The Joint Student Membership Program gives students the opportunity to join both ILA and ALA for one low price of $38 a year (a savings of $23 a year).

The Collection: eBooks for Idaho Library Staff

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by Gina Persichini, technology & access services consultant

The Collection is a new service for Idaho library staff from the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). It includes content of interest to library staff in the areas of management, leadership, maker spaces, programming, and technical services, and much more.

Sale of Tangible Goods by a Public Library is Taxable

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by Kevin Tomlinson, southwest/south central Idaho library consultant

Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2016

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Idaho Library Snapshot Day is being held during National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016.

What is it? Idaho Library Snapshot Day is designed to capture the impact that Idaho libraries have on their community on a typical day. Snapshot Day is also a great time to collect library user comments and take photos for your website or other promotional materials.

Resources for Developing Partnerships

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by Shirley Biladeau, continuing education consultant

Here are a couple of sites to explore to learn more about how to develop partnerships within and throughout your community.