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Comment Period Open Through July 25 for Proposed Changes to Rules Affecting ICfL

As a state agency, the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) must conduct its business in accordance with the current Idaho Administrative Code.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries has submitted a notice of proposed rulemaking under the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act. The proposed changes address two ICfL programs:

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ICfL is Recruiting for a Program Supervisor and Youth Services Consultant

The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is recruiting for a Program Supervisor and a Youth Services Consultant. The positions are based in Boise and both require travel -- locally, regionally, and nationally -- as needed.

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Federal Funding for IMLS Approved by Congress for FY2018

You don’t read this every day -- there was great news out of Washington D.C. last week!

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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.