Blog Posts by Teresa.Lipus

Share your thoughts about ICfL's Overview video

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The Idaho Commission for Libraries recently put together an overview of the State of the State’s Libraries. Commission staff members encourage public library trustees, directors, and library staff to view this 17-minute video and provide some feedback so we can see if video presentations are a tool that you find useful.

Call for Nominations: 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service award, which recognizes libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions in service to their communities.

ICfL Closed July 16 for Staff Development

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Idaho Commission for Libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 16, for staff development. We will reopen Friday for our usual hours.

    Host a WATCH PARTY for July 13 "White House Conference on Aging"

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    Recently, the White House announced the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to be held July 13. This event occurs only once every 10 years.

    July 1 Changes to Idaho Code

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    Effective July 1, 2015:

    Title 74:  Transparent and Ethical Government takes effect.  The link to this new title is now live.

    ICfL wins May in Motion Platinum Level Award

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    This year, after a "May in Motion" month of busing, biking, ride-sharing, and walking, Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) earned the Platinum Level Alternative Transportation Champions award! Criteria for reaching the Platinum level are:
    1. Five smart transportation incentives and subsidies

    Notes from ICfL

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    IT Academy pilot

    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

    Idaho Library Snapshot Day 2015 Results

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    In April 2015, during National Library Week, Idaho libraries from around the state tracked their activities with statistics and photos, creating a snapshot of a day in the life of Idaho libraries and capturing the impact they have on their communities.

    Living the Community’s Vision: A Summary

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    by Shirley Biladeau and Teresa Lipus   (Full article is posted at