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ICfL Budget Set

In regard to the state budget for fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL), the Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee CONDITIONALLY approved a one-time amount of $200,000 for the Talking Book Service (TBS) . . . IF the agency’s federal* funding were eliminated.

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JFAC to Set ICfL Budget

The Joint Finance-Appropriations (JFAC) Committee is scheduled to set the budget for state fiscal year 2019 for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) on Friday, February 23, 2018. The proceedings begin at 8 a.m., with the ICfL scheduled to be the second agency on the agenda.

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    Legislative Outreach Tips by State Librarian Ann Joslin

    The American Library Association (ALA) recently invited me to contribute a piece about legislative outreach, which was placed in ALA’s magazine, American Libraries.

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    Boundary County Library District Named the Best in the U.S.

    The Boundary County Library District (BCLD), in Bonner’s Ferry, was named the best small library in America by Library Journal magazine, the premier publication for the industry.

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    Held's Reappointment to ICfL Board Approved by Governor Otter

    We are very pleased that Governor Otter has approved the reappointment of John Held for another term to serve on the Board of Commissioners for the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL). John is the 1st Congressional District Representative.

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    Meeting with Idaho's Congressional Representatives in Washington, D.C.

    Each May, the American Library Association (ALA) encourages state library leaders to visit their congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. during its National Library Legislative Day. The two-day advocacy event is being held May 1-2, 2017.

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    ICfL 2016 Highlights Video

    The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) assists libraries in building the capacity to better serve their communities.

    We produced a highlight video of our 2016 accomplishments that we hope you will take a few minutes to watch.

    Perhaps you will get some ideas of ways the ICfL can facilitate the realization of your goals.

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    Peer learning from Cape Town, South Africa

    I have the great opportunity to be in Cape Town, South Africa to participate in a Peer Learning Meeting sponsored by Global Libraries of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I'm here with 6 other US state library people as well as librarians, government officials, and non-profits from the numerous countries that have foundation grants for library services.

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    ICFL is Awarded BTOP Grant Project

    The Commission’s Public Computing Center BTOP project was among the grant awards announced by Vice President Biden today. The grant of $1,907,531 will expand broadband and computing capacity in Idaho’s least connected libraries and expand LiLI online resources statewide for K-12 students and job seekers. Our content partners include the Idaho Department of Labor, Adult Basic Education, Idaho Public Television, and the Idaho Regional Optical Network. Read the press release and official announcement for more details.

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      Public Library Opportunity - imPACt survey

      Idaho public libraries have an opportunity to offer a web survey to their patrons to assess the impact public access computing (PAC) has on their lives and on their communities.