Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Commissioner from SW Idaho Appointed to ICfL Board

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Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is pleased to announce that Mark Alldredge, a Boise certified public accountant, has been appointed by the Governor’s Office to the Board of Library Commissioners for a five-year term ending June 30, 2019.

ICfL Volunteer Coordinator Wins 2015 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award

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Idaho Commission for Libraries' volunteer coordinator, Sheila Winther, has been awarded the Southwest Idaho Directors of Volunteer Services (SWIDOVS) 2015 “Excellence in Volunteer Management” Award! This award recognizes volunteer administrators for their outstanding contributions to the profession and for their promotion of quality volunteer experiences in Idaho.

The Big Read accepting applications until January 27, 2016

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Books have the power to bring communities together and ignite conversations. The Big Read is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 grant program, which will award 75 organizations grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000. Applications are being accepted from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs—to be held between September 2016 and June 2017.

2015 What a Deal Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet available

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The “What a Deal” Idaho Tax Credit fact sheet for 2015, designed to help you promote donations to your public library or library district, is available here.  

Dr. Stewart receives Special Services to Libraries award

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 Dr. Roger Stewart, Boise State University, College of Education, received the Idaho Library Association (ILA) Special Services to Libraries award. This award is given to someone who has offered exceptional support to Idaho libraries.  Dr.

State Librarian speaks at ILA Conference

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State Librarian Ann Joslin addressed attendees at the Idaho Library Association (ILA) All-Member Annual Business Meeting, Thursday, October 1.

Notes from ICfL

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Share Your Thoughts about ICfL’s Overview Video

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.